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Journal:   THE JOURNAL OF QAZVIN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   SPRING 2011 , Volume 15 , Number 1 (58); Page(s) 86 To 91.
 
Paper: 

PREVALENCE AND PATTERN OF INFECTIONS AMONG DIABETES MELLITUS IN-PATIENTS OF AVESINA TEACHING HOSPITAL OF QAZVIN (2009-2010)

 
 
Author(s):  ASEFZADEH M., GHASEMI BARGHI R., SAJADI E.*, KALANTARI Z.
 
* QAZVIN METABOLIC DISEASES RESEARCH CENTER, AVESINA HOSPITAL, BOALI AVE., QAZVIN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Infections are believed to occur with increased frequency in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Objective: The goal of this study was to determine the common infections in diabetic patients referred to Avesina Hospital in Qazvin.
Methods: This was a cross-sectional study performed on 656 diabetic patients who were referred to Avesina Hospital in Qazvin (Iran) during September 2009 to April 2010. A questionnaire containing demographic information, type of diabetes, duration of disease, and type of infection was completed for each patient. Data were later analyzed using SPSS software and chi- Square Findings: Of 656 patients, 126 cases (19.2%) suffered infection and the commonest infections involved were diabetic foot (52%) and urinary tract infection (26%).
Conclusion: Considering the data found in our study, attempts to immediately diagnose the type of infection in diabetic patients to reduce the rate of mortality are necessary.

 
Keyword(s): DIABETES, INFECTION
 
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