Mastopathy and diabetes

Yogish C Kudva, Carol A. Reynolds, Timothy O'Brien, Thomas B. Crotty

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Sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis or "diabetic mastopathy" is strongly associated with type I diabetes but may occur occasionally in its absence. It is characterized by keloid-type fibrosis, lymphocytic lobulitis, and perivasculitis and epithelioid cells. Infiltrating cells are predominantly B lymphocytes. It may be associated with retinopathy and neuropathy, but more research is needed to verify this association. The etiopathogenesis is unknown and the disorder does not seem to predispose to breast carcinoma or lymphoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Diabetes Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Kudva, Y. C., Reynolds, C. A., O'Brien, T., & Crotty, T. B. (2003). Mastopathy and diabetes. Current Diabetes Reports, 3(1), 56-59.