Author : Hassan Al-Greti, SalimHussien
karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences,
Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 52-56
This study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of urinary tract infections (UTI) and measure the levels of urinary secretaryimmunoglobulin (sIg) in diabetic patients during the period from January until November 2009. A study was included ( 64) patients with diabetes mellitus (D.M.) and (30 person diagnosed by clinician as UTI without diabetes mellitus) as control. From both groupsurine samples were collected, general urine examination (GUE),countof pus cells, urine culture for bacterial isolates and measured the levelof urinary sIg. Results shows out of (64) diabetic patients, pyuria>10 pus cells/high power field was present in( 39/64, 60.9%) cases. Out of these (39) cases, positive urine culture was seen only in (22, 56.4%) cases. Overall frequency of UTI was (34.44%) and the commonest microorganism isolated was E.coli (45.5%). Also result shows decreased significantly (p<0.01) of urinary sIg levels in D.M patients as compared with control subjects.