Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3038
PUIG ESCOBAR, Amarilys Patricia et al. Alteraciones de la maduración ósea y el crecimiento en niños con diabetes mellitus insulino dependiente. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.2, pp. 127-132. ISSN 1561-3038.
The authors made a retrospective and analytical study in the Children Teaching Hospital of Cerro Municipality, from January 15, 1989, to January 15, 1999, to identify the behaviour of the alterations in bone maturation and growth in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus children, and to determine the relation among the selected factors. The group was composed of all insulin-dependent sick children seen in our service. The sample included 45 patients. The selected variables were: age at onset of the disease, evolution time, therapeutical scheme, insulin dose and metabolic control. It was oberved that 82,2 % of the studied children had no alterations, while 15,6 % had problems with maturation and 2,2 % in both, maturation and growth. There was not any case with alteration only in growth. The related variables were: age at onset of the disease of less than 5 years, evolution time of more than 10 years, unsuitable schemes, insufficient insulin dose and a poor metabolic control. The alterations in bone maturation and growth were not frequent, coinciding with the data found in the reviewed literature, where these complications are included as something exceptional.
Palavras-chave : DIABETES MELLITUS, INSULIN-DEPENDENT [/complications]; GROWTH; CHILD; BONE DEVELOPMENT..