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Patients with diabetes are prone to concurrent infection. The mechanism of concurrent infection is related to factors such as hyperglycemia and weakened defense function. The infections of patients with diabetes include general and special infections. General infection includes infections in the respiratory system, urinary system, hepatobiliary system, and skin mucosa. Meanwhile, special infection includes invasive otitis externa, nasal mucormycosis, necrotizing fasciitis, and emphysema infection. Patients with special infections also have a higher mortality rate than those with general ones. Complicated infection with diabetes is difficult to treat and has poor prognosis. Therefore, a patient requires active treatment once infected with this infection.


The purpose of this study was to study the association of deep fungal infection with glucose levels in critically ill intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Fasting blood glucose level was measured for 108 critically ill ICU patients in the morning. After analyzed according to the Spearman method found deep fungal infections in patients with the rise in blood glucose levels and the ratio increases, a positive correlation between the two. Deep infection in critically ill ICU patients and their blood glucose levels was closely related, and therefore, there should a focus on controlling blood sugar levels in patients.