Abstract

CLINICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL PROFILE OF URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN DIABETIC PATIENTS

Author(s): Dr. Prasanna Karthik

Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and is also associated with increased risk of complicated UTI. Improved outcomes of these entities may be achieved by early diagnosis, knowledge of common predisposing factors, appropriate clinical and radiological assessment, and prompt management. 120 diabetic patients were included in the study after fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria. After obtaining consent and history, clinical examination was done; a midstream urine sample was collected in a sterile container and sent for urine culture and sensitivity. Data obtained was recorded and analysed using SPSS version 22.