Assessment of the development of head and neck infections – comparison of cohorts of patients with and without diabetes mellitus

Authors: Dušan Hirjak ;  Branislav Gális ;  Ida Kupcová
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika ústnej, čeľustnej a tvárovej chirurgie LF UK a UNB, Nemocnica Ružinov, Bratislava
Published in: Forum Diab 2016; 5(3): 155-159
Category: Topic


The aim of the submitted study is to assess the impact of diabetes on the course of non-specific infections affecting the head and neck and comparison with a cohort without diabetes. The study comprises a cohort of 459 patients, 31 (7 %) of which are included in the cohort of patients with diabetes mellitus. An average age of patients without diabetes in the monitored cohort was 41 years and that of patients with diabetes 54 years. The comparison of objective symptoms has not identified any major significant difference between the compared cohorts. The results of the study on the monitored cohort lead us to the conclusion that patients with diabetes are not a population clearly at high risk of complications and aggravated development of nonspecific jaw and neck infections.

Key words:
complications risk of infections in diabetes – diabetes mellitus – head and neck infections – comparison between diabetic and non-diabetic patients


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