Study the incidence of Candida infection in Diabetic patients submitted to the Balad Town Hospital in Salah –Eldeen, Province

Abstract

This study was done at Al-Balad City Hospital on 60 diabetic patients (25 male and 35 female). The study included Fasting Blood Sugar and fungal diagnosis (systemic and superficial fungus). The results showed that the high concentration of blood sugar belonged to the group > 70 years among the diabetic patients with high significant differences in comparison with other groups P<0.001 .The result showed that percentage of female systemic fungus infection was higher than male systemic fungus infection ( female 63% and male 24%) and vice versa about superficial fungus infection (female 37% and male 76%) .Data showed that the percentage of nail fungus infection among female diabetic patients was higher than the percentage of male diabetic patients ( female 73% and male 56% ) and vice versa about the finger fungus infection ( female 27% and male 44%) ( table and figure 5 ) The percentage of diabetic patients with fungus infection treated with tablet were higher than percentage of diabetic patients with fungus infection treated with insulin. So, the fungus infection is one of complication of diabetes mellitus .