Prevalence of urinary tract infections in diabetic patients

Muthanna Medical Journal
Volume 5, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages 35-39
http://dx.doi.org/10.18081/2410-4590/2018-35-39

Research Article

Mohammed Challoob Murad¹*

* Correspondence author: MohammedMurad67@yahoo.com
¹Al-qadisiya University/College of Nursing
Received 29 December 2017, Accepted 30 March 2018, Available online 15 April 2018.
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Abstract

There is evidence that patients with diabetes have an increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTI is the most common bacterial infection in diabetic patients. The study included 500 diabetic patients  attended at a private urology clinic in Wasit south east of Iraq between January and December 2017. From the total number of patients, 60 had positive urine cultures(12%). The most frequent bacteria involved in UTI was Escherichia coli (70%). We concluded  that UTIs are frequent in diabetic patients and urine culture should be performed to give proper antibiotics and to prevent recurrence.

Key words: urinary tract infections (UTIs); Diabetic patients; Antibiotics

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