hrp0092fc1.5 | Diabetes and Insulin Session 1 | ESPE2019

FADES: A Birth Cohort to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Accelerated Onset of Autoimmunity in Children with Down's Syndrome

Williams Georgina , Mortimer Georgina L. , Leary Sam D. , Williams Alistair J.K. , Gillespie Kathleen M. , Hamilton - Shield Julian P.

Background and Aims: Children with Down's syndrome (DS) are at increased risk of autoimmune conditions including type 1 diabetes (T1D), coeliac and thyroid disease. We previously examined the clinical and immunogenetic characteristics of these conditions in children with DS. An earlier age-of-onset of diabetes was observed compared with children with T1D from the general population despite having decreased frequencies of the established genetic susceptibil...