Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Al-Waeli, Dheyaa Kadhim

Common Skin Disorders Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitusin in Thi-Qar Province, Iraq

Ass. Prof. Ahmed Abdulhussein Kawen; Dheyaa Kadhim Al-Waeli

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 31-37

The current study was designed to determine the prevalence of skin disorders
associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus which conducted from beginning of February
2019 to the end of march 2020. This study was carried out on 122 type 2 diabetic
patients who visited the outpatients clinics of dermatology and venerology in Al-Hussein
Teaching hospital in AL-Nasiriyah city, Thi-Qar province, Iraq. From 122 diabetic
patients, 60(49.18%) males and 62(50.81%) females. Mean age was 58.63±9.42. The
duration of diabetes mellitus with mean 6.73±3.3. The mean levels of RBS was found
(257.43±75.77) mg/dL, FBS (147.79±26.62) mg/dL, HbAlc (8.76±1.61%). The present
study demonstrate that the most considerably skin disorders was, bacterial infection 34
(27.86%), fungal infection 20 (16.39%), acanthosis nigricans 11(9.1%) whereas other
skin disorders was less frequently in this study such as granuloma annulare, rubeosis,
vitiligo, xerosis and yellow skin. The bacterial infection in males was recorded 24(40%)
higher percentage among skin disorders while fungal infection in females 13 (20.96%)
was more than other skin disorders. A significant differences between males and
females in some skin disorders were observed in this study (P≤0.05). A significant
differences were observed between pattern of skin disorders and values of RBS, FBS
and HbAlc in diabetic patients (P≤0.05). According to type of treatment, a significant
differences were recorded between type of skin disorders and combination therapy and
oral hypoglycemic in diabetic patients (P≤0.05) while did not show significant difference
in insulin therapy.