Volume : 3
Issue : 4
Online ISSN : 2394-6377
Print ISSN : 2394-6369
Article First Page : 392
Article End Page : 394
Background: The most common morbid complication of Type-2 diabetes mellitus is vestibulopathy. Microangiopathy & Oxidative stress due to diabetes mellitus is one of the causative factor of this vestibular dysfunction.
Aim and Objectives: The aim of the study is to find the significance of hs-CRP in vestibular dysfunction in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study of 100 diabetic patients were tested for vestibular function by electronystagmography. Clausen butterfly chart is generated based on the bithermal caloric stimulation and the code is ascertained & Serum hsCRP was estimated for these patients by immunoturbidometry. Data analysis done using SPSS package.
Results: 65% of diabetic population with hsCRP>3mg/L had vestibular dysfunction which is significant. It is also found that 70% of diabetic patients with greater than 4 years duration had vestibular dysfunction.
Conclusion: From this study it is concluded that the proportion of diabetic vestibulopathy is higher in those having hsCRP of >3mg/L. So it is advisable to do screening for all diabetics by estimating hsCRP & vestibular dysfunction particularly those having hsCRP >3mg/L so as to prevent the morbid complication diabetic vestibulopathy.
Keywords: Diabetic Vestibulopathy, Electronystagmography, hsCRP, Clausen butterfly chart.