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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 17, No. 3, 2017, pp. 773-779
Bioline Code: hs17096
Full paper language: English
Document type: Study
Document available free of charge

African Health Sciences, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2017, pp. 773-779

 en Prevalence of diabetes mellitus in newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis in Beira, Mozambique.
Pizzol, Damiano; Di Gennaro, Francesco; Chhaganlal, Kajal D.; Fabrizio, Claudia; Monno, Laura; Putoto, Giovanni & Saracino, Annalisa


Introduction: Data regarding the association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and tuberculosis (TB) in Africa are scarce. DM screening among TB patients in Mozambique was carried out.
Methods: The study was implemented from January to August 2016 in three Urban Health Centers in Beira, Mozambique and recruited adult (>18 years) patients newly diagnosed with pulmonary TB.
Results: Three hundred and one patients were enrolled (67.4%, males mean age 31.7(SD 11 years). Diabetes was diagnosed in only 3 patients (1%) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in an additional 6 subjects (2%).
Conclusion: A lower than expected prevalence of DM was observed, which could be explained by the lack of traditional risk factors for DM (overweight, age over 45 years, hypertension and smoking) in Mozambique.

Diabetes mellitus; pulmonary tuberculosis; Beira; Mozambique

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