Investigating Characteristics Data of Diabetes Mellitus in Children under 18 Years old, in Vali-Asr Hospital, Fasa

Hedayat, Behnam and Bahmanyar, Maryam and Amini, Shahrz (2018) Investigating Characteristics Data of Diabetes Mellitus in Children under 18 Years old, in Vali-Asr Hospital, Fasa. Journal of Fasa University of Medical Sciences, 8 (3). pp. 959-966.

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Abstract

 Background & Objective: Despite evidence of an increase in the incidence of diabetes in youth, there are few characteristic data in diabetic patients in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The present study sought to investigate the Characteristic data of childhood diabetes in a University Hospital in Iran. Materials & Methods: Hospital admission data were obtained from discharge database of Vali-Asr tertiary care teaching hospital in the capital city of Fasa, Iran. Accordingly, 45 patients younger than 18 years old diagnosed with diabetes during the period of March 2014 to June 2016, were selected to participate in the study. World Health Organization (WHO) registry criteria and SPSS software version 13 were used to study and analyze the data. Results: The results indicated that nearly half of the children presented with ketoacidosis in which most of them were in the mild or moderate group. Positive family history of diabetes was found in 22.2 of the patients. Conclusion: Theoretically, it seems the frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in type 1 diabetic children was significant in this region of Iran. In addition, it was observed that polydipsia, polyuria, weakness, and fatigue were the most frequent clinical symptoms reported during the diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes type 1, Diabetes type 2, Diabetic ketoacidosis
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@fums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 10:03
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 10:03
URI: http://eprints.fums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2223

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