Phagocytic activity of neutrophils improves over the course of therapy of diabetic foot infections

Top C., Yidiz S., Oencuel O., Qydedi T., Cevikbas A., Soyogul U. G., ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION, vol.55, no.4, pp.369-373, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jinf.2007.06.003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-373
  • Keywords: neutrophil phagocytic index, treatment efficacy, diabetic foot infections, COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR, GLUCOSE CONTROL, OXIDATIVE BURST, IN-VITRO, MELLITUS, DYSFUNCTIONS, ASSOCIATION, MANAGEMENT, ULCERS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate changes in phagocytic activity of neutrophils of type 2 diabetic patients with foot infections over short treatment courses. The potential utility of the phagocytic index in determining the efficacy of treatment modalities and it's relationship with metabolic control parameters were evaluated.