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Cutaneous Manifestations of Type-II Diabetes Mellitus

ABSTRACT:

OBJECTIVE: To study the cutaneous manifestations in type-II diabetic patients in our tertiary care setup.
SETTING: This study was carried out in Medicine Department, Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro/ Hyderabad, Sindh , Pakistan; from January to December 2005.
METHODS: Diabetic patients who had skin problems were selected for the study with convenience sampling technique. Then questionnaires were filled for collection of the data.
RESULTS: In this study, 72% diabetics had skin infections, whereas 28% patients had non infectious lesions. Fungal infections were the most commonest (50%), followed by 14.4% bacterial infections and viral infections (7.77%). Among fungal infections, Candida albicans was commonest (22.2%). The non infectious lesions were skin tags (8.8%), xanthomas (6.6%), and pruiritis (6.6%).

Author(s):
Ghulam Hussain Baloch, Noor Mohammad Memon, Bikha Ram Devrajani, Pervez Iqbal


Publishing Source:
JLUMHS MAY - AUGUST 2008

Year:
2008

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