DIABETIC FOOT ULCER

FREQUENCY OF HYPOMAGNESEMIA IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETIC FOOT ULCER

  • Zohaib Feroz Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  • Abdul Raheem Memon Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  • Nisar Ahmed Shah Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Syed Zulfiquar Ali Shah Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.
Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Foot Ulcer, Hypomagnesemia, Magnesium

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the frequency of hypomagnesemia in patients with
diabetic foot ulcer. Study Design: Cross sectional descriptive nature. Setting: Liaquat University
Hospital Jamshoro / Hyderabad. Period: 29-09-2016 to 28-03-2017. Patients and Methods:
The patients with history of diabetes mellitus (known cases) for more than 3 years duration
had diabetic foot ulcer for ≥ 02 weeks duration, of 30-60 years of age & either gender were
recruited and evaluated for serum magnesium level while the data was analyzed in SPSS 16.
Results: Total 100 patients with diabetic foot ulcer were evaluated for hypomagnesaemia. The
mean age ±SD of age (years), duration of diabetes (years) and foot ulcer (weeks), BMI (kg/m2),
hypertension (systolic and diastolic mmHg), HBA1C and magnesium for whole population was
52.86±6.87, 6.95±1.85 and 5.86±2.31, 31.92±2/43, 150.38±10.52 and 95.97±5.97, 9.96±2.73
and 1.16±0.95 respectively. Out of one hundred, 55% were males and 45% were females. The
hypertension, smoking, dyslipidemia, obesity, raised HBA1C and hypomagnesemia was found
in 65%, 59%, 59%, 55%, 56% and 67%. Conclusion: Hypomagnesemia detected in subjects
with type 2 diabetes mellitus having foot ulcers.

Author Biographies

Zohaib Feroz, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro, Pakistan.

FCPS
Consultant Physician
Department of Medicine

Abdul Raheem Memon, Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro, Pakistan.

FCPS
Department of Medicine (Unit I)

Nisar Ahmed Shah, Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.

MD (General Medicine), Dip. Card
Consultant Physician
Department of Medicine

Syed Zulfiquar Ali Shah, Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.

FCPS
Department of Medicine

Published
2018-10-10