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>Journals >Revista del Centro Dermatológico Pascua >Year 2001, Issue 1

Santamaría GV, Barrios GE
Continuos medical education. Cutaneous manifestations of diabetes mellitus
Rev Cent Dermatol Pascua 2001; 10 (1)

Language: Español
References: 25
Page: 157-169
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iabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglucemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. The chronic hyperglucemia of diabetes is associated with long-term damage, failure of various organs and the skin is not the exception. It is estimated that 2 to 8.8 percent of the population in Mexico have DM, of whom 90 percent have diabetes type 2. Al least 30% of persons with diabetes have some type cutaneous involvement during the course of their chronic disease. This review classifies the cutaneous findings in diabetes mellitus into four categories: (1) dermatosis in which diabetes is a determinant factor; (2) cutaneous infections; (3) other frequent associations and (4) treatment complications.

Key words: Diabetes mellitus, cutaneous manifestations.


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