A retrospective observational study of glucocorticoid-induced diabetes mellitus with IgA nephropathy treated with tonsillectomy plus methylprednisolone pulse therapy

Yoshia Miyawaki, Takayuki Katsuyama, Kenei Sada, Sumie Hiramatsu, Keiji Ohashi, Michiko Morishita, Eri Katsuyama, Haruki Watanabe, Mariko Takano-Narazaki, Noriko Toyota-Tatebe, Katsue Sunahori-Watanabe, Tomoko Kawabata, Tatsuyuki Inoue, Masaru Kinomura, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Jun Wada

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Aims To evaluate the incidence of GC-DM among patients with immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) and to confirm the risk factors for the development of GC-DM. Methods The medical records of patients with IgAN newly treated with the protocol of tonsillectomy combined with steroid pulse therapy were reviewed. The primary outcome was the development of GC-DM within the hospitalization period and during one year of follow-up. Results During hospitalization, 19 of the 95 patients developed GC-DM (20.0%), and the patients with GC-DM were significantly older and had a higher rate of family history of diabetes and higher HbA1c levels. The prevalence of hypertension was higher and the EGFR was numerically lower in patients with GC-DM than in those without. Older age (≥45 years) and a family history of diabetes emerged as independent risk factors for the development of GC-DM (odds ratio [OR], 6.3 and 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.6-27.6; OR, 4.4 and 95% CI, 1.2- 16.6, respectively). No patients were newly diagnosed with GC-DM during 1-year observation period at out-patient clinic. Conclusions Among the patients with IgAN, 20% developed GC-DM during the hospitalization period, confirming the family history of diabetes is clinically necessary before starting GC therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0178018
JournalPLoS One
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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