Peyronie's disease (PD) is the fibrous scar tissue inside the penis that causes curved and painful erections. PD is associated with, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and low testosterone. PD causes erectile dysfunction (ED). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of PD in type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients in Yazd.
This cross-sectional study was conducted on 317 patients with T2DM referred to the Diabetes Research Center of Yazd. Inclusion Criteria were: T2DM, ages 30-65 years old, having a medical record at the Yazd diabetes research center, willingness to participate in research. Exclusin criteria contain: history of smoking and using anti-depressive drugs. Data was analyzed using with SPSS-16 and Stata software. Descriptive tables and charts were used and statistical tests such as independent sample T-test and Fisher's exact test were used.
A total number of 317 male patients were enrolled. The prevalence of diabetes microvascular complications were as following; neuropathy 36.30% (30.97-41.38), retinopathy 24.30% (19.67-29.39), nephropathy 20.50% (16.19-25.37), and PD 3.80% (1.97-6.51).
There was no difference in the prevalence of PD in our study with the global studies. But there is a higher prevalence of PD in diabetic patients than the general population.
Diabetes & metabolic syndrome. 2018 Nov 13 [Epub]
Maryam Askari, Seyed Ali Mohamad Mirjalili, Mina Bozorg, Reyhane Azizi, Nasim Namiranian
Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran., Diabetes Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran. Electronic address: .