Screening for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional analysis.
- Sebastian Kummer,
- Dirk Klee,
- Gerald Kircheis,
- Michael Friedt,
- Joerg Schaper,
- Dieter Häussinger,
- Ertan Mayatepek,
- Thomas Meissner
Eur J Pediatr 2017 Feb 17. Epub 2017 Feb 17.
Department of General Pediatrics, Neonatology and Pediatric Cardiology, University Children's Hospital, Moorenstr. 5, 40225, Duesseldorf, Germany.
The liver is intensely involved in glucose metabolism and is thereby closely related to diabetes pathophysiology. Adult patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) are at an increased risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Here, we studied the prevalence of NAFLD in a cohort of children and adolescents with type 1 DM in a tertiary care paediatric diabetes centre in Germany. Read More