Infections in patients with diabetes mellitus: A review of pathogenesis

  title={Infections in patients with diabetes mellitus: A review of pathogenesis},
  author={Juliana Socorro Casqueiro and Janine Casqueiro and Cr{\'e}sio Alves},
  booktitle={Indian journal of endocrinology and metabolism},
In general, infectious diseases are more frequent and/or serious in patients with diabetes mellitus, which potentially increases their morbimortality. The greater frequency of infections in diabetic patients is caused by the hyperglycemic environment that favors immune dysfunction (e.g., damage to the neutrophil function, depression of the antioxidant system, and humoral immunity), micro- and macro-angiopathies, neuropathy, decrease in the antibacterial activity of urine, gastrointestinal and… CONTINUE READING
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