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Revista científica ciencias de la salud

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RAMIREZ-GOMEZ, Teresa de Jesús; GOMEZ-RIVEROS, María Lorenza  e  SALINAS, Jorge Sebastián Escobar. Characteristics of diabetic women with urinary symptoms at the Itauguá National Hospital. Rev. cient. cienc. salud [online]. 2020, vol.2, n.2, pp.51-59. ISSN 2664-2891.

Introduction: The diabetic is more susceptible to bacterial, viral and fungal infections, due to alterations in its defense mechanisms, infections are generally more serious. Objective: To determine the clinical characteristics of diabetic women with urinary symptoms admitted to the Internal Medicine Department of the National Hospital of Itauguá in 2018 and 2019. Methodology: An observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted, including 152 hospitalized patients. in the medical clinic service of the National Hospital of Itauguá. Results: 152 patients entered the study with an average age of 61 years and a range of 17 to 92 years of age. 11.84% presented urinary symptoms and in 77.78% of the patients it was possible to isolate the causative germ, isolating E. coli in 83.33% of the samples. Conclusion: The frequency of urinary infection was 9.21%. A high level of poor metabolic control was evidenced in the studied population, most cases of urinary infection were in patients who presented poor metabolic control.

Palavras-chave : diabetes mellitus; complications; diabetes mellitus type 2.

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