microvascular complications of diabetes type 1
microvascular complications of diabetes type 1A group of pathological conditions (OMIM:603933) that develop in diabetes mellitus, which are characterised by increased vascular permeability, ischaemia and angiogenesis.
Main microvascular complication of diabetes
Diabetic nephropathy, leading to end-stage renal disease; diabetic neuropathy; and diabetic retinopathy (the major cause of new-onset blindness in diabetic adults).
Caused by mutations in VEGFA, which encodes a growth factor active in angiogenesis, vasculogenesis and endothelial cell growth.
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