The DiViD-Study in “National report for research and innovation in specialist health care services 2015”

 

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The report is handed over to the Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie. Photo.

The Diabetes Virus Detection Study (DiViD) was nominated by South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and elected to be a part of the “National report for research and innovation in specialist health care services 2015”. This annual report has the purpose of highlighting excellent results of research and innovation in specialist health care services – a task given the regional health authorities from the Ministry of Health and Care Services.

The Diabetes Virus Detection Study (DiViD) is the first to examine fresh pancreatic tissue at the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D) for the presence of viruses. In this study pancreatic tissue from six living patients (age 24-35 years) with recent-onset type 1 diabetes was collected. All six patients fulfilled the criteria for insulitis (5-58% of the insulin-containing islets in the six patients had ≥ 15 T cells/islet). A low-grade, persistent enterovirus infection in the pancreatic islets of Langerhans was detected.

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