:: Volume 5, Issue 4 (9-2018) ::
2018, 5(4): 47-51 Back to browse issues page
Fungal infection in foot diabetic patients
Omid Raiesi , Hajar Shabandoust , Parvin Dehghan , Sina Shamsaei , Ameneh Soleimani
Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , omid_raissi69@yahoo.com
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Diabetic patients are more susceptible to cutaneous fungal infections. Cutaneous lesions and Foot infections are a frequent complication of patients with diabetes mellitus, accounting for up to 20% of diabetes-related hospital admissions. Foot ulcers and other foot problems are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in people with Diabetes mellitus. The higher blood sugar levels cause increasing the cutaneous fungal infections in these patients. More than 75% of diabetes mellitus (DM) patients are at risk for diabetic ulcers. About 15% of foot ulcers in diabetic patients lead to amputations. Although every 30 seconds one leg is amputated in the world due to DM, 80% of these cases are preventable. Poor controlled had significantly higher fungal infection in diabetic foot ulcers and require careful attention and management. The findings of various studies indicate that the prevalence of fungal infections in patients with diabetic foot ulcers is increasing and there are many drug resistance issues reported in this area, therefore more attention is important in diabetic centers about this neglected issue.
Keywords: Diabetic foot ulcer, Fungal infections, Diabetes mellitus (DM)
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Clinical microbiology
Received: 2018/01/16 | Accepted: 2018/08/16 | Published: 2018/12/31

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