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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83--85

Pattern of dermatoses in diabetics

Dept. of Skin & VD, Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur - 492 001, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
P K Nigam
Katara Talab, Raipur - 492 001
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PMID: 17642840

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Two hundred diabetics comprising of 125 males and 75 females were, studied for the presence of cutaneous lesions and type of infective organism, if any, in them. 70.2% of patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus showed some form of cutaneour involvement while only 51 % of the patients with controlled diabetes had it. Infections with bacterial (16%) and fungal (10.5%) agents were the most common manifestation. Among bacterial infections, Staph. aureus was the most frequent causative agent in 65.6% cases. Pruritus was present in 4.5% of cases only.

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