[Pathophysiology of invasive fungal infection in diabetic patients].

  title={[Pathophysiology of invasive fungal infection in diabetic patients].},
  author={Yoichiro Okubo and Haruo Nakayama and Chikako Hasegawa and Aki Mitsuda and Tsutomu Hatori and Kayoko Tanikawa and Minoru Shinozaki and Kazutoshi Shibuya},
  journal={Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine},
  volume={66 12},
It has been known that diabetes mellitus impairs functioning of neutrophil, macrophage, cellular immunity, humoral immunity, and iron metabolism. In addition to them, diabetes-related angiopathy leads a patient to being at high-risk individual for several kinds of infectious diseases. Therefore, diabetes has been accepted as one of the important risk factors for invasive fungal infection. From the viewpoint of pathology, the present review describes both pathophysiology of immunosuppression… CONTINUE READING
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