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Chang Hun Lee  (Lee CH) 2 Articles
A Case of Fulminant Type 1 Diabetes with Pulmonary Hypertension.
Do Hyeong Kim, Mi Kyoung Kim, Jun Hoon Jung, Na Rae Kim, Dong Hyeon Rho, Jong Sun Park, Chang Hun Lee, Yoon Sung Cho, Tae Woo Kim, Kyung Il Lee
Korean Diabetes J. 2007;31(5):444-450.   Published online September 1, 2007
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Some patients with idiopathic type 1 diabetes have a fulminant disorder characterized by the absence of insulitis and of diabetes-related antibodies, a remarkably abrupt onset and high serum pancreatic enzyme concentrations. This is referred to as fulminant type 1 diabetes. Cardiopulmonary disorders are rarely observed around the onset of fulminant type 1 diabetes. A 51-year-old woman suffering from nausea and vomiting was transferred to our hospital. Laboratory findings revealed high blood glucose level and the evidence of diabetic ketoacidosis, but the serum HbA1c was normal nevertheless. The low level of plasma C-peptide indicated the loss of endogenous insulin secretion. The patient satisfied the criteria for the diagnosis of fulminant type 1 diabetes. Electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed nonspecific ST-T-wave abnormalities. Transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrated that she had severe pulmonary hypertension and minimal pericardial effusion. In a week, pulmonary hypertension improved to mild degree without specific treatment. Acute myocarditis was suspected based upon flulike symptoms, nonspecific ST-T-wave abnormalities, minimal pericardial effusion and asymptomatic pulmonary hypertension. We considered it worthwhile reporting this case because fulminant type 1 diabetes with acute myocarditis has never been published yet.


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  • A Case of Fulminant Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Complicated with Ischemic Ileitis
    Se-Won Oh, Ju-Ri Park, Yun-Jeong Lee, Hee-Yeong Kim, Ji-A Seo, Nan-Hee Kim, Kyung-Mook Choi, Sei-Hyun Baik, Dong-Seop Choi, Sin-Gon Kim
    Journal of Korean Endocrine Society.2009; 24(2): 116.     CrossRef
Platelet Aggregability in Type 2 Diabetics.
Chang Hun Lee, Nam Il Cheon, Yeon Sang Lee, Dong Hyeok Cho, Hyun Ho Shin, Jung Min Kim, Dae Ho Lee, Dong Jin Chung, Min Young Chung, Tai Hee Lee
Korean Diabetes J. 2000;24(3):300-309.   Published online January 1, 2001
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Increased platelet aggregability is known to be one of the important risk factors for diabetic vascular complications. The relationship between platelet aggregability and diabetic macrovascular complications, varying severity of diabetic microvascular complications and other possible factors was evaluated in Korean adults. METHODS: Platelet aggregability was measured with platelet rich plasma by addition of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) in 45 cases. Normal control group (n=15) was compared with diabetics without macrovascular complications (n=15), diabetics with macrovascular complications (n=15) and several groups divided accoring to the severity of microvascular complications. RESULTS: 1) The mean maximum value of platelet aggregation was 70.3+/-5.3% in control group, and 80.0+/-7.3% in diabetics (p<0.005). 2) The mean maximum value of platelet aggregation was 78.0+/-5.5% in diabetics without macrovascular complications and 83.5+/-7.1% in diabetics with macrovascular complications (p=0.093). 3) The mean maximum value of platelet aggregation was 77.0+/-5.1% in normoproteinuria group, 78.1+/-7.3% in microproteinuria group, and 82.9+/-6.2% in overt proteinuria group (p=0.083). 4) The mean maximum value of platelet aggregation was 77.2+/-6.8% in diabetes without neuropathy group and 82.9+/-6.2% in diabetes with neuropathy group (p=0.114). 5) The mean maximum value of platelet aggregation was 79.3+/-4.9% in diabetes with normal funduscopic findings, 80.2+/-7.3% in diabetes with background retinopathy and 81.6+/-7.9% in diabetes with proliferative retinopathy (p=0.852). 6) Blood glucose showed positive correlations with the mean maximum platelet aggregation ( =0.529, p<0.005). CONCLUSION: The elevated mean maximum value of platelet aggregation was found in diabetics and there were no significant differences between macrovascular complications and between varying severity of retinopathy, neuropathy and proteinuria. Blood glucose showed positive correlations with mean maximum platelet aggregation. Hyperglycemia was a major risk factor affecting platelet aggregation in diabetics and its control may play an important role in prevention of diabetic vascular complications.

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