Do we need a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome?

V.I. Botsiurko, O.M. Didushko, I.O. Kostitska


The article presents different approaches to defining the metabolic syndrome from viewpoint of the experts of the National Cholesterol Education Program (USA), the World Health Organization and verifying this diagnosis according to their criteria. As a compromise, the 2005 International Diabetes Federation criteria being widely accepted nowadays are presented. Modern views on the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome are considered and its effects are emphasized. The article addresses the question of the leading role of family physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease in light of healthcare reform in Ukraine. Particular attention is paid to the disease coding for statistical reporting in accordance with the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (2018).


metabolic syndrome; pathogenesis; diagnostic criteria; disease coding


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