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Dakar Med. 1994;39(1):37-42.

[Echographic and velocimetric aspects of arteriopathies in the diabetic].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Centre de Diab├ętologie Marc, Sankale, Dakar.



Study of Diabetic arteriopathies Arteriopathies in cervico encephalic arteries and lower limbs were detected both with Echography and Doppler flow velocity waveform analysis from 60 treated patients. They were shared into 34 women (57%) and 26 men (43%). Patients age varied between 39 and 77 years. 85% were non insulin dependent versus 15% insulin dependent patients. 36 patients (60%) presented arterial abnormalities, 14 of which (23.33%) were located in the lower limbs, 19 (31.66%) in the carotid arteries, and 3 (7%) in both carotid arteries and the lower limbs. Arteriopathies were found in medium aged patients (40-60 years). Arteriopathies are often noted in medium aged diabetics. The prevalence of lesions were relatively higher in supra-aortic trunks (36%) than in lower limbs arteries (28%). They are distal in lower limbs and constitute a factor of diabetes prognosis. The sensitivity and the less expensive cost of ultrasonor methods give a first choice to these technics in the patients following up and prevention of vascular complications of diabetes in Africa.

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