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Are fungal infections worse with people with diabetes?

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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Diabetic patients are much more susceptible to fungal infections from superficial skin infections to gas-producing urinary tract infections to a severe sinusitis.
In general though, infection risk in diabetic patients seems to be minimized by proper glycemic control.

In brief: Yes

Diabetic patients are much more susceptible to fungal infections from superficial skin infections to gas-producing urinary tract infections to a severe sinusitis.
In general though, infection risk in diabetic patients seems to be minimized by proper glycemic control.
Emily Lu
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not always

Certain fungal infections, such as vaginal candidiasis, are more common in diabetes, but not all types of fungal infections are more frequent in diabetics (http://sgoti.
Ws/ouktrx). Some types of fungal infections, such as seen in invasive otitis externa, are almost exclusively found in diabetics (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19069086).

In brief: Not always

Certain fungal infections, such as vaginal candidiasis, are more common in diabetes, but not all types of fungal infections are more frequent in diabetics (http://sgoti.
Ws/ouktrx). Some types of fungal infections, such as seen in invasive otitis externa, are almost exclusively found in diabetics (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19069086).
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