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June 1974

Diabetes Mellitus Following Mumps: Insulin Reserve

Author Affiliations

Athens, Greece
From the Department of Pediatrics, Athens University (Drs. Dacou-Voutetakis, Moschos, Vlachou, and Matsaniotis); and the Nuclear Research Center "Democritos" (Dr. Constantinidis), Athens, Greece.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;127(6):890-891. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110250116018

Two cases of insulinopenic diabetes mellitus occurred a few days following mumps. Insulin secretion was undetectable in one case, while in the other, some insulin reserve was retained. Viruses possibly play a role in the clinical expression of insulinopenic diabetes mellitus.

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