Tinea pedis and onychomycosis frequency in diabetes mellitus patients and diabetic foot ulcers: A cross sectional - observational study


AKKUŞ G. , EVRAN M. , GÜNGÖR D. , KARAKAŞ M. , SERT M. , Tetiker T.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.32, ss.891-895, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12669/pjms.324.10027
  • Dergi Adı: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.891-895

Özet

Objective: Impaired cellular immunity and reduced phagocytic function of polymorphonuclear leukocytes facilitate the development of skin fungal and bacterial infections due to uncontrolled hyperglycemia in diabetic patients. In our study, we aimed to assess onychomycosis and/or tinea pedis frequency in diabetic patients, and effects on the development of chronic complications, particularly foot ulcer.