Increased Levels of YKL-40 and Interleukin 6 in Patients With Chronic Pancreatitis and Secondary Diabetes

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Morten Hansen, Anders Rinnov Nielsen, Tina Vilsbøll, Asger Lund, Thure Krarup, Filip Krag Knop, Henrik Vestergaard

Circulating levels of YKL-40 and interleukin 6 (IL-6) are elevated in patients with type 2 diabetes. We aimed to evaluate YKL-40 levels in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) with and without secondary diabetes mellitus (DM) to investigate whether elevated plasma YKL-40 could play a primary role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes or rather represent a consequence of the diabetic state.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)1316-8
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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