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Asefzade M, GHasemi Barghi R, Sajadi A, Kalantari Z. Prevalence and pattern of infections among diabetes mellitus in-patients of Avesina Teaching Hospital of Qazvin (2009-2010). Journal of Inflammatory Diseases. 2011; 15 (1) :87-95
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1- , Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
2- Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
3- Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran , e_sajadi81@yahoo.com
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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.
Keywords: Diabetes, Infection
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Infectious Disease

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