The Correlation between the levels of Coxsackie B viruses Ig's and the glutamic decarboxylase auto antibodies in diabetesmellitus type 1 patients


About 44% of diabetes mellitus type 1 (DM1) patients were positive forone or more Coxsackie B virus IgM Serotypes, compared to zero in thehealthy control subjects, those samples showed a significant strongpositive correlation with glutamic acid decarboxylase auto-antibodies,this may indicate the role of these viruses in the pathogenesis of DMI.This work was done in cooperation between Baghdad University,Baghdad – Iraq and the National Center of diabetes, endocrinology andgenetic, Amman – Jordan, in a sabbatical leave study.