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dc.contributor.authorLam, King-Yinen_US
dc.contributor.editorDr. Arthur Tischleren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:54:21Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:54:21Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2009-03-18T07:22:26Z
dc.identifier.issn10463976en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1385/EP:13:1:39en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/21789
dc.description.abstractDiabetes mellitus has become a growing epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region. The aims of this study were to determine at autopsy the prevalence and characteristics of pathologic lesions in patients with diabetes mellitus. The 13,215 autopsy reports in our institution were examined for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. In patients with diabetes mellitus, the demographic data and the different pathologic lesions noted were analyzed. Diabetes mellitus was found in 820 patients (426 men and 394 women), comprising 6.2% of all autopsies. The two most common types of disease were cardiovascular diseases and infections, found in 69 and 53% of diabetic patients, respectively. Bacterial infection, in particular tuberculosis, was the most common type of infection noted. Localized and disseminated fungal infections were also common. In addition, urinary tract diseases were noted in 48%, hepatobiliary tract lesions in 42%, central nervous system disorders in 25%, and tumors in 29% of the diabetic patients. Malignant tumors were more often seen than benign tumors (18 vs 11% of patients, respectively). Many of the tumors were adenocarcinomas, and the most common neoplastic lesions were carcinomas of the lung, pancreas, liver, large intestine, stomach, and esophagus. Diabetic complications and associated diseases are common problems in this population. Adequate health care resources are needed for their prevention and treatment.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherHumana Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom39en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto45en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEndocrine Pathologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321020en_US
dc.titleAutopsy findings in diabetic patients: A 27-yr clinicopathologic study with emphasis on opportunistic infections and cancersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2002
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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