Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 4th, 2003
"Diabetic mastopathy, although reported since 1984, is a poorly recognized diabetes complication. It more frequently affects pre-menopausal women with type 1 diabetes mellitus and microvascular complications. The pathogenesis of this condition is believed to involve mammary tissue autoimmune reaction to the accumulation of abnormal matrix proteins, caused by hyperglycemia," scientists in Italy report.
"The lesion often simulates breast cancer; its recognition, therefore, is important to avoid unnecessary diagnostic procedures and surgical treatments," said A. Giunta and...
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