Genitourinary infection in diabetes

Diabetes is known to increase the risk of infection and the commonest amongst them are the ones involving the genitourinary tract. The infections in a diabetic patient are unique in that they are recurrent, more severe, requiring hospitalization, and also have higher mortality than nondiabetics. Som...

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Main Author: Sandeep Julka
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2013-01-01
Series:Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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Online Access:http://www.ijem.in/article.asp?issn=2230-8210;year=2013;volume=17;issue=7;spage=83;epage=87;aulast=Julka
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spelling doaj-dd90851f509b4855aba8d2829f5b87082020-11-24T23:54:13ZengWolters Kluwer Medknow PublicationsIndian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism2230-82102230-95002013-01-01177838710.4103/2230-8210.119512Genitourinary infection in diabetesSandeep JulkaDiabetes is known to increase the risk of infection and the commonest amongst them are the ones involving the genitourinary tract. The infections in a diabetic patient are unique in that they are recurrent, more severe, requiring hospitalization, and also have higher mortality than nondiabetics. Some infections are exclusively found in diabetics like the emphysematous pyelonephritis while others have their natural history complicated due to hyperglycemia. Asymptomatic bacteriuria may lead to albuminuria and urinary tract infection and may need to be treated in diabetics. Not just this certain organisms have a predilection for the genitourinary tract of the diabetic patient. All of the above makes the diabetic patient vulnerable to infections and therefore early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is mandatory.http://www.ijem.in/article.asp?issn=2230-8210;year=2013;volume=17;issue=7;spage=83;epage=87;aulast=JulkaAsymptomatic bacteriuriadiabetesgenitourinary infection
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author Sandeep Julka
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Genitourinary infection in diabetes
Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Asymptomatic bacteriuria
diabetes
genitourinary infection
author_facet Sandeep Julka
author_sort Sandeep Julka
title Genitourinary infection in diabetes
title_short Genitourinary infection in diabetes
title_full Genitourinary infection in diabetes
title_fullStr Genitourinary infection in diabetes
title_full_unstemmed Genitourinary infection in diabetes
title_sort genitourinary infection in diabetes
publisher Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
series Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
issn 2230-8210
2230-9500
publishDate 2013-01-01
description Diabetes is known to increase the risk of infection and the commonest amongst them are the ones involving the genitourinary tract. The infections in a diabetic patient are unique in that they are recurrent, more severe, requiring hospitalization, and also have higher mortality than nondiabetics. Some infections are exclusively found in diabetics like the emphysematous pyelonephritis while others have their natural history complicated due to hyperglycemia. Asymptomatic bacteriuria may lead to albuminuria and urinary tract infection and may need to be treated in diabetics. Not just this certain organisms have a predilection for the genitourinary tract of the diabetic patient. All of the above makes the diabetic patient vulnerable to infections and therefore early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is mandatory.
topic Asymptomatic bacteriuria
diabetes
genitourinary infection
url http://www.ijem.in/article.asp?issn=2230-8210;year=2013;volume=17;issue=7;spage=83;epage=87;aulast=Julka
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