OBJECTIVE: To study the cutaneous manifestations in type-II diabetic patients in our tertiary
SETTING: This study was carried out in Medicine Department, Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro/
Hyderabad, Sindh Pakistan; from January to December 2005.
METHODS: Diabetic patients who had skin problems were selected for the study with convenience
sampling technique. Then questionnaires were filled for collection of the data.
RESULTS: In this study, 72% diabetics had skin infections, whereas 28% patients had non infectious
lesions. Fungal infections were the most commonest (50%), followed by 14.4% bacterial
infections and viral infections (7.77%). Among fungal infections, Candida albicans was commonest
(22.2%). The non infectious lesions were skin tags (8.8%), xanthomas (6.6%), and pruiritis
Key words: Diabetes mellitus. Cutaneous manifestations. Infection. Bacteria.