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Common uropathogens among diabetic patients with urinary tract infection at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda

Barbara I. Nabaigwa, Bashir Mwambi, John Okiria, Caesar Oyet
African Journal of Laboratory Medicine | Vol 7, No 1 | a621 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ajlm.v7i1.621 | © 2018 Barbara I. Nabaigwa, Bashir Mwambi, John Okiria, Caesar Oyet | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 February 2017 | Published: 09 February 2018

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Barbara I. Nabaigwa, International Health Sciences University, Kampala, Uganda
Bashir Mwambi, International Health Sciences University, Kampala, Uganda
John Okiria, International Health Sciences University, Kampala, Uganda
Caesar Oyet, International Health Sciences University, Kampala, Uganda


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Abstract

Between June 2015 and October 2015, 159 mid-stream urine samples from diabetic patients were cultured. The prevalence of urinary tract infection was high at 22% and women were more affected compared with men (P = 0.017). Factors associated with urinary tract infection in these patients were age, sex and high blood glucose levels. Diabetic patients should be screened periodically for urinary tract infection.

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Uropathogens; diabetes mellitus; Urinary tract infection

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