Occurrence of diabetes mellitus in spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage

Acta Diabetol. 2007 Dec;44(4):201-7. doi: 10.1007/s00592-007-0005-8. Epub 2007 Sep 5.


The role of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the etiopathogenesis of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH) is controversial. The aim was to assess the role of DM in our SICH patients. In a hospital-based cross-section study, the occurrence of DM prior to a hemorrhagic stroke was observed in 80 SICH patients (44 males, aged 36-87 years, mean 67.1 +/- 11.9 years; 36 females, aged 56-86 years, mean 71.1 +/- 8.3 years), and in a control group (CG) of 80 age- and sex-matched patients with low back pain. All patients were treated at the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Olomouc, Czech Republic. Two-sample t test and Pearson's homogeneity chi(2) test were applied when assessing statistical significance. DM was found in 37.5% of SICH patients versus 22.5% of CG subjects (P < 0.05). DM occurs significantly more frequently in SICH patients in the Olomouc region of the Czech Republic when compared to the general population.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Antihypertensive Agents / classification
  • Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diabetes Complications / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inpatients
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Stroke / classification
  • Stroke / complications*
  • Stroke / epidemiology


  • Antihypertensive Agents