Paper Information

Journal:   AVICENNA JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE (SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF HAMADAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES)   Winter 2002 , Volume 8 , Number 4 (SN 22); Page(s) 42 To 45.
 
Paper: 

PREVALENCE OF DIABETES AND GLUCOSE ABNORMALITIES IN PATIENTS WITH VITILIGO IN KERMAN IN 1999

 
 
Author(s):  SHAMS ALDINI S.*, SABERI S.
 
* Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Kerman, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Vitiligo is a melanocytic disorder that diagnosed by depigmented skin patches and hairs that may appear with neuro-ophthalmo-labyrintic involvement. Association with some other autoimmune disorders such as diabetes, thyroiditis and gastric parietal cells antibody has been observed. Past researches mentioned that association of vitiligo with diabetes were between 1% and 7.1%.The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of diabetes and glucose abnormalities in patients with vitiligo in Kerman in 1999.
This is a cross sectional case with control study on 125 vitiliginised patients that has been consecutively referred to dermatology clinic.
Prevalence of diabetes and glucose abnormalities in case group with vitiligo has been evaluated with some variables of age, sex, and duration of disease but only family history of the disease was significantly positive.
Diabetes and glucose tolerance abnormality in cases with vitiligo was obtained as 8.2% whish are more than normal cases.

 
Keyword(s): DIABETES MELITUS, GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST, VITILIGO
 
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