Infections virales et diabète en Afrique

Translated title of the contribution: Viral infections and diabetes in Africa

J. L. Nguewa, E. Lontchi-Yimagou, J. P. Riveline, S. P. Choukem, N. Baldé, J. C. Mbanya, E. Sobngwi, J. F. Gautier

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It is nowadays well established that diabetes results from interplays between genetic and environmental factors. Viral infections can play a role in the onset, maintenance or exacerbation of metabolic disorders observed in diabetes. In addition to the two major forms of diabetes (type 1 [T1D], type 2 [T2D]), atypical diabetes (Ketosis-prone diabetes, KPD) has emerged as the third leading presentation of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans. Some viral infections have been identified as risk or causal factors of metabolic disorders observed in these three diabetes phenotypes such as enteroviruses in T1D, hepatitis C virus and HIV in T2D, human herpes virus 8 in KPD.

Translated title of the contributionViral infections and diabetes in Africa
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)151-157
Number of pages7
JournalMedecine des Maladies Metaboliques
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Africa
  • Diabetes
  • Ketosis-prone diabetes
  • virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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