Determining the prevalence of Acanthosis nigricans in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A prospective study
Dr. Deepak Sharma, Dr. Dharmendra Tiwari
Background: Diabetes among Indian population is increasing in alarming rate. Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is reported as an early marker in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Aims and Objective: To determine the prevalence of AN in a population of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Materials and Methods: Hundred T2DM patients were screened for the AN at Sharma Hospital, Gwalior from February 2016 to July 2016. Results: Most common age group was 40-50 years (64%) with mean age of 43.56±12. 43 years. Male preponderance was observed (64%). Prevalence of A was 34%. Most common site of AN in present study was neck (96%) followed by axillae (42%). Conclusion: Prevalence of AN is high, early detection could be used to initiate proper intervention in T2DM patients.