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Association Between Elevated HbA1c Levels and Urinary Tract Infection Among Diabetic Women

Ibrahim Olayemi Abdul 1 , Favour Osazuwa 2 , * and Dirisu Osilume 3
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1 Immunology and Chemical Pathology Laboratory, Nena Hospital, Lugbe, Abuja, Nigeria
2 Department of Laboratory, Lily Hospitals Limited, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
3 Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Article information
  • Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: June 28, 2015, 17 (6)
  • Published Online: June 27, 2015
  • Article Type: Short Communication
  • Received: May 18, 2014
  • Accepted: August 15, 2014
  • DOI: 10.17795/zjrms994

To Cite: Olayemi Abdul I, Osazuwa F, Osilume D. Association Between Elevated HbA1c Levels and Urinary Tract Infection Among Diabetic Women, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2015 ; 17(6):-. doi: 10.17795/zjrms994.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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