maternally inherited diabetes and deafness


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maternally inherited diabetes and deafness

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MIDD.

A rare variety of type 2 diabetes mellitus in which nonobese family members develop diabetes, sensorineural hearing loss, and other related anomalies. The disease is inherited by children from affected mothers as a result of a mutation in mitochondrial DNA. Associated findings in some patients include macular dystrophy, myopathy, cardiomyopathy, and early-onset nephropathy.