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Study Of Cutaneous Manifestations Of Diabetes Mellitus

Author(s): Raghu Tanjore Y | Vinayak V | Kanthraj Garehatty R | Girisha Banavasi S

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology
ISSN 0019-5154

Volume: 49;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 73;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder occurs due to deficiency of insulin or insulin resistance. It leads to various metabolic abnormalities. It affects various tissues cardiovascular system, nervous system, eyes and skin. Following study was done to assess the various cutaneous manifestations of diabetes mellitus, to know associated skin disorders with diabetes mellitus, to understand the cutaneous complications following diabetes mellitus and its therapy. Fifty patients of diabetes mellitus with cutaneous manifestations attending skin and STD department of Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary, were selected for the study. They were subjected to relevant investigations. In our study NIDDM was noticed in 86% of cases. Cutaneous infections were the commonest cutaneous manifestations accounting for 70% of the cases. Fungal infections accounted for the majority of infections. Two cases of Achard Thiers syndrome were the interesting observation.

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