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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology


Prevalence of skin disorders in patients with Type-2 Diabetic patients attending a tertiary care Hospital in Kerala


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Author Details : Shiraz Neha, Roshini Shafeeq

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 143-145


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Abstract

Background: Skin disorders are often observed in diabetics. However there are only a few epidemiologic studies that have mentioned the prevalence of skin diseases in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus
Aim: To evaluate the frequency of dermatologic disorders in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus. 
Methods: One hundred and fifty one  type-2 diabetic patients  attending an outpatient Department of  Dermatology were included. All patients were asked about any skin problems they might have and subsequently all were examined, regardless of their response.
Results: The overall prevalence of one or more identifiable/apparent skin conditions was 73.3%. The most common skin conditions were infections (34.7%), non-Candidal intertrigo (18.5%), eczemas (13.2%),psoriasis (13.2%), diabetic dermopathy (12.2%), and prurigo (7.9%). According to sex, there was no significant difference in the prevalence of skin disorders.
Conlcusion:  Skin conditions were  common in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus. Hence , involvement of skin is inevitable and multifarious in diabetes mellitus.

Keywords:
Type-2 diabetes mellitus, Skin disorders, Infections 

How to cite : Neha S, Shafeeq R, Prevalence of skin disorders in patients with Type-2 Diabetic patients attending a tertiary care Hospital in Kerala. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2016;2(4):143-145

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