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Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2010 Nov;90(2):e30-2. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2010.08.009. Epub 2010 Sep 15.

Fulminant type 1 diabetes associated with pregnancy: a report of 2 cases from Malaysia.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Sarawak General Hospital, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce, Sarawak, Malaysia.


Two previously healthy Malaysian women presented abruptly with severe diabetic ketoacidosis during pregnancy and immediate postpartum period. Their clinical courses, biochemical and immunological profiles were consistent with fulminant type 1 diabetes first described in the Japanese. Fulminant type 1 diabetes may not be as rare as currently reported outside Japan.

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