Fred W. Whitehouse, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Because an infectious process and diabetes appear mutually antagonistic this study was undertaken to determine how often the former caused hospitalization of a diabetic and what were the nature of these infections. Over a 9-month period (May 1, 1966, to January 31, 1967) 640 diabetic patients were admitted to the Metabolic Diseases Service of the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich.; 68 (10.6%) of these patients required hospitalization for treatment of various infectious diseases. In these 68 patients foot infection (26 cases) was the leading cause of hospitalization, including 12 patients with associated gangrene. Fourteen other patients had acute lower respiratory
Whitehouse FW. Infections Causing Hospitalization in Patients with Diabetes.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:787. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-787_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):787.
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