Revista Cubana de Endocrinología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-2953
PADRON DURAN, Rubén S. y GUILLEN PEREZ, Mayda. Morbidity at the Endocrinology outpatient department of the Center for Medicosurgical Research in Angola. Rev Cubana Endocrinol [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2953.
The data on morbidity at the outpatient department may be useful to know the causes for which the patients visit the health center, as well as to plan and provide special consultations and complementary tests. The objective of this study is to present and analyze morbidity at the Endocrinology outpatient department of the Center for Medicosurgical Research in Angola. All the diagnoses of every case were collected for 28 months in a row. The specific diagnoses were classified into 7 big groups. 1) glycemia alterations, 2) obesity and other metabolic disorders, 3) reproductive medicine, 4) thryoid disorders, 5) pediatric endocrinology, 6) other endocrinopathies and 7) no endocrinopathies. 2 294 patients received medical attention. The most frequent diagnostic groups were type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and exogenous obesity (53.01 and 24.72, respectively), followed by hyperlipoproteinemias (11.73). In a range between 4.5 and 10 %, we observed euthyroid diffuse goiter, altered fasting glycemia, female infertility and hyperuricemia. The rest was found in less than 3 % of the total of cases. The most important results and conclusions were the following: a) the most common diagnostic groups were glycemia alterations, obesity and other metabolic disorders, among them DM2 and exogenous obesity, b) the diagnoses of reproductive medicine and thyroid disorders were relatively frequent, c) the endocrine disorders at pediatric ages and other endocrinopathies were rare, d) the common endocrinometabolic disorders in other populations were unfrequent or non-existent reasons to seek medical attention, e) the results showed that the whole endocrinology care profile is not well known in this setting.
Palabras llave : Morbidity in endocrinology; glycemia alterations; diabetes mellitus; obesity; metabolic disorders; reproductive medicine; infertility; thyroid disorders; pediatric endocrinology.