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Title: Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of the Adult (LADA) in a Brazilian Indian
Authors: Vieira Filho, João Paulo Botelho
Moises, Regina Celia Mello Santiago
Sá, João Roberto de
Chacra, Antonio Roberto
Dib, Sergio Atala
Abstract: CONTEXT: Latent autoimmune diabetes of the adult (LADA) as originally described represents perhaps as many as 10 -- 20% of adult-onset patients with diabetes. DESIGN: case report. CASE REPORT: A 38-year-old Brazilian Xavante-Jê Indian with Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of the Adult (LADA) is described, coming from the Sangradouro community in Poxoréu, Mato Grosso. The onset of diabetes after reaching 25 years of age, the evolution to insulin deficiency after a period of insulin-independence and the presence of auto-antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) characteristic of LADA were present. This patient may represent the first case of LADA in a Brazilian with full Indian heritage. Further studies are necessary to verify the prevalence of this new type of diabetes in this population that does not have Caucasoid admixture and has a particular environmental background.
Keywords: Brazil
Health of Indigenous Peoples
Indians, South American
Diabetes Mellitus
Autoimmune Diabetes of the Adult
Keywords: Mato Grosso
Região Amazônica
Região Centro-Oeste
Estudo de Caso
Doenças e Agravos Não Transmissíveis
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Autoimune Latente em Adultos
Doenças Endócrinas, Nutricionais e Metabólicas
Relatos de Casos
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Associação Paulista de Medicina
Citation: VIEIRA FILHO, João Paulo Botelho; et al. Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of the Adult (LADA) in a Brazilian Indian. Sao Paulo Med J., v. 119, n. 2, p. 84-85, 2001.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1590/S1516-31802001000200009
ISSN: 1516-3180
Copyright: open access
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