A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF SKIN MANIFESTATIONS IN TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS

Dr. Deepak Sharma, Dr. Dharmendra Tiwari

Abstract


Background: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) often accompanied with skin related disorders. The skin manifestations in diabetes
mellitus can vary from minor to lifethreatening.
Aims and objectives: To evaluate skin manifestation in T2DM patients.
Materials and Methods: Hundred T2DM patients were studied at Sharma Hospital, Gwalior from July 2017 to December 2017.
Results: Among all cutaneous infections fungal infections were most common (24.6%), followed by xerosis (32.3%) and acrochordons (16.5%).
Patients with poor glycemic control had higher percentage of skin manifestation.
Conclusion: The prevalence of skin related manifestationare high among the T2DM patients. Patients having poor glycemic control had more skin
manifestation. Early recognition and treatment of the skin conditions and adequate metabolic control can decrease the associated morbidities.


Keywords


Acrochordons, Fungal Infections, T2dm, Xerosis

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