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

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Ass. Prof. Ahmed Abdulhussein Kawen1* , Dheyaa Kadhim Al-Waeli2


ABSTRACT 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.

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