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Diabetic mastopathy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Diabetic fibrous breast disease
  • Diabetic fibrous mastopathy
  • Lymphocytic mastitis
  • Lymphocytic mastopathy
  • Sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis
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What causes diabetic mastopathy?

The cause of diabetic mastopathy is unknown. Theories include an autoimmune reaction, genetic factors such as human leukocyte antigen (HLA) type, association with insulin therapy, and association with hyperglycemia.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 7/24/2013

  1. Keyoung JA Zuurbier CA, Tsangaris TN, Azumi N, Makariou E. Diabetic Mastopathy. Applied Radiology. 2003; Accessed 10/15/2009.
  2. Honda M, Mori Y, Nishi T, Mizuguchi K, Ishibashi M. Diabetic mastopathy of bilateral breasts in an elderly Japanese woman with type 2 diabetes: a case report and a review of the literature in Japan. Intern Med. Epub 2007 Sep 14; Accessed 10/15/2009.
  3. Ely KA, Tse G, Simpson JF, Clarfeld R, Page DL. Diabetic mastopathy: a clinicopathologic review. Am J Clin Pathol. 2000 Apr;,10,16;journal,96,99;linkingpublicationresults,1:300401,1. Accessed 10/15/2009.