Publications by authors named "Joanna Zarębska"

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Clinical heterogeneity among pediatric patients with autoimmune type 1 diabetes stratified by immunoglobulin deficiency.

Pediatr Diabetes 2021 Apr 10. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Pediatrics, Oncology, and Hematology, Medical University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland.

Background: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) may coexist with primary immunodeficiencies, indicating a shared genetic background.

Objective: To evaluate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of immunoglobulin deficiency (IgD) among children with T1D.

Methods: Serum samples and medical history questionnaires were obtained during routine visits from T1D patients aged 4-18 years. IgG, IgA, IgM, and IgE were measured by nephelometry and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). IgG and IgM deficiency (IgGD, IgMD) were defined as IgG/IgM >2 standard deviations (SD) below age-adjusted mean. IgE deficiency was defined as IgE <2 kIU/L. IgA deficiency (IgAD) was defined as IgA >2 SD below age-adjusted mean irrespective of other immunoglobulin classes (absolute if <0.07 g/L, partial otherwise) and as selective IgAD when IgA >2 SD below age-adjusted mean with normal IgG and IgM (absolute if <0.07 g/L, partial otherwise).

Results: Among 395 patients (53.4% boys) with the median age of 11.2 (8.4-13.7) and diabetes duration 3.6 (1.1-6.0) years, 90 (22.8%) were found to have hypogammaglobulinemia. The IgGD and IgAD were the most common each in 40/395 (10.1%). Complex IgD was found in seven patients. Increased odds of infection-related hospitalization (compared to children without any IgD) was related to having any kind of IgD and IgAD; OR (95%CI) = 2.1 (1.2-3.7) and 3.7 (1.8-7.5), respectively. Furthermore, IgAD was associated with having a first-degree relative with T1D OR (95%CI) = 3.3 (1.4-7.6) and suffering from non-autoimmune comorbidities 3.3 (1.4-7.6), especially neurological disorders 3.5 (1.2-10.5).

Conclusions: IgDs frequently coexist with T1D and may be associated with several autoimmune and nonimmune related disorders suggesting their common genetic background.
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April 2021

[Difficulties of the therapy in a boy with coexisting type 1 diabetes mellitus and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura].

Pediatr Endocrinol Diabetes Metab 2017 ;23(3):165-168

Klinika Diabetologii Dziecięcej Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego.

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an acquired autoimmune disease, caused by antibodies against platelet glycoproteins, which provoke platelet destruction and inhibit platelet production in bone marrow. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is an acquired autoimmune disease in witch beta cells are destroyed by autoantibodies. Patient with T1DM since the age of 6, was treated by intensive functional insulin therapy by insulin pump. At the age of 14,5 he was also diagnosed with ITP. Due to the short effect of immunoglobulin therapy, glucocorticoids were introduced. After 3 months of glucocorticotherapy the platelet count was 46 G/l. Patient developed various adverse effects of glucocorticoids, among others stretch marks covering all surface of his abdomen, buttocks, arms and thighs and raise in the daily requirement of insulin by 200%. Adverse effects of glucocorticotherapy made impossible the therapy by insulin pump and imposed urgent revision of the ITP therapy. Side effects of the glucocorticotherapy can make impossible the treatment by insulin pump of T1DM in children.
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July 2018