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None anticipated bacterial urinary tract infections in type 2 diabetic patients relative to duration and angiopathies

Author: Salim M. Alruba’ae سالم الربيعي
Journal: Al-Kindy College Medical Journal مجلة كلية الطب الكندي ISSN: 18109543 Year: 2011 Volume: 7 Issue: 2 Pages: 37-44
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد


Background: Diabetes mellitus is a well known metabolic and vascular illness associated with high incidence of bacterial urinary tract infections especially in diabetic complications including both micro and macro-vascular types. Objective: To study the incidence of bacterial urinary tract infections in type 2 diabetic patients, the type of micro-organism responsible in relation to age, sex of patients, duration of the disease & related micro & macrovascular diabetic complications. Methods: A prospective study of the diabetic patients including 40 males with mean age of 54(±9) years and 50 females, mean age of 51(±7) years and duration of the and sex matched controls (27 males and 33 females).Symptoms of urinary tract infections, general urine examination, urine culture & ultrasound of abdomen were studied & reported for both groups. Results: This study showed significant increase in urinary tract infections among diabetic patients with four fold rise in bacteriuria especially among diabetic women & Escherechia Coli was the predominant micro-organism in 85% of cases.Conclusion: Urinary tract infection has significant increase incidence in type 2 diabetic patients with fourfold rise among diabetic women.

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