SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.140 número9Utilidad del estudio PET con FDG en la evaluación de sarcomas de diverso origen y de tumores no sarcoma-no epitelialesSíndrome de Lynch: selección de pacientes para el estudio genético mediante análisis de inestabilidad microsatelital e inmunohistoquímica índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartir


Revista médica de Chile

versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887

Resumen

IBARRA R, Carlos Tomás et al. Prevalence of peripheral neuropathy among primary care type 2 diabetic patients. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2012, vol.140, n.9, pp.1126-1131. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872012000900004.

Background: Neuropathy is a common complication of diabetic patients. Aim: To determine the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy in Type 2 diabetic patients attended at a family medicine unit. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional assessment of 348 type 2 diabetic patients aged 34-89 years (60% females) with a disease duration of 5 to 15 years. Peripheral neurological status was evaluated using The Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument, a tool that includes a self-assessment of symptoms and a physical examination. Results: Diabetic neuropathy was found in 240patients (69%). The prevalence in males and females was 72 and 67% respectively. The prevalence in patients with a disease duration of 5, 10 and 15 years, was 59, 69 and 77%, respectively. Fifty percent of patients with neuropathy complained of dry skin, 2% had ulcers, 43% had an abnormal perception of vibration and 29% had an abnormal monofilament test. Conclusions: The overall prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in this group of patients was 69% and was directly associated with the duration of the disease.

Palabras clave : Diabetes mellitus, type 2; Diabetic neuropathies; Diagnostic techniques; neurological; Prevalence; Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument.

        · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons