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Prediabetes & Diabetes Among Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis
European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2020, Pages: 116-119
Received: Oct. 17, 2020; Accepted: Nov. 2, 2020; Published: Nov. 9, 2020
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Abu Tahir Muhammad Tanveer Hasan, Department of Rheumatology, Enam Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Muhammad Abdul Alim, Department of Medicine, MH Samorita Hospital and Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Background & Objectives: There is an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases among patients with spondyloarthritis. Coexisting diabetes mellitus can potentially add to the risk. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of glucose intolerance in patients with spondyloarthritis. Materials & Methods: The study was conducted among 85 participants with axial spondyloarthritis who visited the Department of Rheumatology, Enam Medical College & Hospital, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh from September, 2018 to December, 2019. The participants underwent either oral glucose tolerance test or estimation of HbA1C. Results: The mean age of participants was 40.6 years. The majority (57.6%) of them belonged to the young age group (18-40 years). 30.6% of the participants were prediabetic. Diabetes mellitus was found to be present in 20% of the participants. There was no significant difference between the study population and the general population in terms of frequency of prediabetes. But the frequency of diabetes in the study population was higher than that in the general population. There was no significant difference between males and females with regard to the frequencies of prediabetes and DM. Diabetes mellitus was more common in the elderly age group. Conclusion: Considering the greater burden of DM among patients with axial spondyloarthritis, routine screening for DM may be indicated in these individuals.
Axial Spondyloarthritis, Prediabetes, Diabetes Mellitus
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Abu Tahir Muhammad Tanveer Hasan, Muhammad Abdul Alim, Prediabetes & Diabetes Among Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis, European Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2020, pp. 116-119. doi: 10.11648/j.ejcbs.20200606.11
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