Prediabetes and cardiovascular complications screening in Nigeria: A family case presentation

Anayochukwu Anyasodor, Ezekiel Nwose, Ross Richards, Phillip Bwititi, Luke Itietie Mudiaga, Eferhire Aganbi

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Metabolic disorders are on the increase globally, and the need for screening remains imperative. This case report is of a 48-year-old man who was screened as dyslipidaemic and on metabolic syndrome prevention, precipitating screening of family relatives. The extended family members (N = 11) were invited for screening, of which 4 were hyperglycaemic, 3 had hypercholesterolaemia; and the HDL levels of 6 participants were abnormal. All family members had normal plasma triglyceride levels, and 4 people had high blood pressure. There was an indication that 55% members of a family had up to two metabolic disorders or risk factors including dyslipidaemia that may predispose them to CVD; as well as family history of periodontitis in the family. This pilot study plans to follow-up its association with dyslipidaemia as well as with prediabetes. The feasibility of using simple and affordable screening test for diabetes in oral health clinics and vice versa, including review of observations of technical importance relevant to pathology logistics will be investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-275
Number of pages3
JournalDiabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews
Issue number4
Early online date09 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017


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