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Cutaneous manifestations of diabetes mellitus. Study from Farwaniya hospital, Kuwait.
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PMID:  17047349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of cutaneous disorders in patients with diabetes mellitus. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: All diabetic patients attending the Department of Dermatology, Al-Farwaniya Hospital, Kuwait, and diabetic in-patients with skin disorders were examined over a period of 18 months from March 2004 to August 2005. A total of 106 diabetic patients displaying 1 or more dermatological manifestations were identified and thoroughly examined for any skin disorder. The diabetic profile of the patients was obtained from medical records. RESULTS: Of the 106 patients, 69 had only 1 cutaneous manifestation, 27 had 2, 6 had 3 and 4 had 4. Infections (68.0%) were the major cutaneous manifestations with fungal infection occurring in 41 patients followed by bacteria in 27. The second most common presenting symptom was pruritus. Hypertension (74%) was the most common systemic complication, and most of the diabetic patients who developed cutaneous manifestations were in the 40- to 60-year age group. CONCLUSIONS: The data show that infections were the most common cutaneous manifestation and hypertension the most common systemic complication.
Nawaf Al-Mutairi; Amr Zaki; Ashok Kumar Sharma; Mazen Al-Sheltawi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical principles and practice : international journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1011-7571     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Princ Pract     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-01-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901334     Medline TA:  Med Princ Pract     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  427-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Farwaniya Hospital, Kuwait.
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MeSH Terms
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
Kuwait / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Skin Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology*

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