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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 19-21

Rheumatological Manifestations in Diabetic Population from Bihar


1 Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Endocrinology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar, India
4 Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar, India
5 Senior Resident, Department of General Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Arshad Ahmad
Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna -14
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Rheumatological disorders in diabetic patients are generally neglected, but their prevalence is quite high in diabetic patients. This was an observational, prospective hospital based study conducted on 200 diabetic patients from IGIMS OPD, Department of Medicine and Department of Endocrinology. Females (60.5%) predominated the males (39.5%). Most of the patients were of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Mean age of the groups was 50.77 years, mean duration of Diabetes Mellitus was 76 months, mean Body Mass Index was 31.3kg/m2, and mean HBA1c of the groups was 8.07%. Osteoarthritis is the most commonly encountered Rheumatological manifestation in our study (43%) followed by frozen shoulder (30.5 %) and limited joint mobility (20.5%). Flexor tenosynovitis was present in 6.5%, Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) was present in 8% and Dupuytren’s Contracture was present in 9.5%. Our study shows common rheumatological manifestation in Diabetes mellitus were Osteoarthritis, Frozen shoulder and Limited joint Mobility. Our study shows duration of diabetes has important risk factors for development of rheumatological manifestations.


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