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Table 3 Levels of antibodies against gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in serum in patients and controls

From: Antibodies against gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in patients with diabetes mellitus is associated with lower body weight and autonomic neuropathy

  Diabetes mellitus Controls P-value
  N = 39 n = 78  
Prevalence IgG antibodies n (%) 6 (15) 0 0.000
Level of IgG antibodies (RU) 2.4 (0.4-1.9) * -
Prevalence IgM antibodies n (%) 13 (33) 11 (14) 0.027
Level of IgM antibodies (RU) 1.2 (0.6-5.0) 0.2 (0.1-0.3) 0.000
  1. Antibody levels are presented as relative units (RU), median (interquartile range). n (%) = number and percentage of subjects. * = no IgG antibodies were found. Mann-Whitney U- test or Fisher’s exact test. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.