The Relationship of Puberty to Diabetic Retinopathy

Robert P. Murphy, Mohit Nanda, Leslie Plotnick, Cheryl Enger, Susan Vitale, Arnall Patz

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The presence of background and preproliferative retinopathy in 70 patients with type I diabetes was correlated with their pubertal development. Pubertal status was assessed by pediatricians using the sexual maturity ratings of Tanner. In young diabetics with comparable disease duration (5 to 10 years), postpubertal children had a greater prevalence of retinopathy than those who were not sexually mature. After adjusting for duration of diabetes and sex, the relative odds of having retinopathy in the postpubescent group relative to the prepubescent or pubescent groups was 4.8 (95% confidence interval: 1.5 to 15.3). This study suggests that minimal retinopathy in children is not rare and that postpubescent children have a greater prevalence of diabetic retinopathy than do prepubescent children with similar diabetes duration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume108
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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Diabetic Retinopathy
Puberty
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

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Murphy, R. P., Nanda, M., Plotnick, L., Enger, C., Vitale, S., & Patz, A. (1990). The Relationship of Puberty to Diabetic Retinopathy. Archives of Ophthalmology, 108(2), 215-218. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1990.01070040067032

The Relationship of Puberty to Diabetic Retinopathy. / Murphy, Robert P.; Nanda, Mohit; Plotnick, Leslie; Enger, Cheryl; Vitale, Susan; Patz, Arnall.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 108, No. 2, 1990, p. 215-218.

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Murphy, RP, Nanda, M, Plotnick, L, Enger, C, Vitale, S & Patz, A 1990, 'The Relationship of Puberty to Diabetic Retinopathy', Archives of Ophthalmology, vol. 108, no. 2, pp. 215-218. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1990.01070040067032
Murphy, Robert P. ; Nanda, Mohit ; Plotnick, Leslie ; Enger, Cheryl ; Vitale, Susan ; Patz, Arnall. / The Relationship of Puberty to Diabetic Retinopathy. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1990 ; Vol. 108, No. 2. pp. 215-218.
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