Overrepresentation of diabetes in soft tissue nontuberculous mycobacterial infections

Bridson, Tahnee, Govan, Brenda, Ketheesan, Natkunam, and Norton, Robert (2016) Overrepresentation of diabetes in soft tissue nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95 (3). pp. 528-530.

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Diabetes predisposes patients to bacterial infections. Although diabetes confers susceptibility to tuberculosis, the association between nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections and diabetes remains unknown. A retrospective chart analysis of patients in northern Australia during a 20-year period with soft tissue NTM infections revealed that patients with diabetes were three times overrepresented in comparison to the general population (odds ratio = 3.13). There was a statistically significant association between NTM infections and diabetes in this patient cohort (P = 0.0082).

Item ID: 49291
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1476-1645
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 04:56
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110802 Medical Infection Agents (incl Prions) @ 20%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 80%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 100%
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