Transient diabetes following chicken pox

Dr N M K Hospital, Hafer Al-Baten.
The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 10/1990; 38(9):663-4.
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The paper describes two individuals presenting with acute insulin dependent diabetes mellitus for a brief and transient period. Both had had chicken pox infection in the immediate past. After establishing good diabetic control, insulin was withdrawn over a few weeks. Follow-up for the next two years did not reveal recurrence of diabetes. A causal relation between varicella zoster virus and the onset of diabetes is suggested.

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