:: Volume 8, Issue 3 (Autumn 2008) ::
J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2008, 8(3): 250-255 Back to browse issues page
Candida Albicans Skin Infection in Diabetic Patients
Tooraj Rashidi , Azarmdokht Alamdari Mahd, Arash Dadvand
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Background & Objectives: Candida Albicans is a fungus that frequently infects diabetic patients. Because it is very common infection in diabetics, we tried to determine the prevalence of infection and the asymptomatic carriers and show factors like age, sex, duration of diabetes and quality of disease control that  probably  have effect on infection.
Methods: In this study 200 diabetic patients were chosen randomly and blood samples were taken for FBS and HbA1C and then skin smears were performed from body folds (Axillaries groin interdigital folds) and probable lesions. The skin samples were cultured in Chrom-Agar medium. Then the gathered data were analyzed.
Results: Overall, from 200 patients, there were 180 (90%) negative culture and 20 (10%) positive cultures. Candidial infection in men and older patients were relatively higher than others. Candida infection in poor controlled diabetes was considerably higher .Infection in type-1 diabetes was more than type-2 diabetes. There was no correlation between duration of diabetes and prevalence of infection.
Conclusion: Candida infection is more common in diabetic patients with poor control, male and older ones.
Keywords: Candida Albicans, Diabetes mellitus, Skin infection
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Type of Study: article | Subject: Special
Received: 2008/03/4 | Accepted: 2008/11/20 | Published: 2009/03/17


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