Korean Diabetes Journal 2001;25(2):133-141.
Published online April 1, 2001.
Dissociation of Microangiopathy and Macroangiopathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
C J Seo, K Y Lee, K S Song, Y S Jung, Hong Kyu Kim, H Y Park, W G Lee, M H Kang
1Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon Medical School Ghil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
2Department of Endocrinology, Gachon Medical School Ghil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract
BACKGROUND
Type 2 diabetes is a heterogeneous disease. As to its complications, microangiopathy predominantly develop in some patients while macroangiopathy is more predominant in others. Therefore, this study was performed to identify the factors associated with such dissociation. METHODS: Type 2 diabetic patients were classified into the macro and microangiopathy groups by carotid intima-medial thickness (IMT) and the presence of severe diabetic retinopathy. Patients with IMT
Key Words: Type 2 diabetes, Microangiopathy, Macroangiopathy, IMT


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