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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 1432-1442
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.168


Bacteriological Profile of Diabetic Foot Infections and its Antibiotic Resistance Pattern in Alexandria Main University Hospital
Mohamed Taher Abdelhaleem Dorgham1*, Wafaa Mohamed Kamel Bakr2, WalaaAly Hazzah3, WaelElsayed Shaalan4 and Ahmed Sherief Gaweesh5
1B.V.M.S. Department of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, 2008, Diploma of Public Health, Microbiology, Alexandria University, 2014, Master in Public Health, Microbiology 2019, Egypt
2Department of Microbiology, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt
3Department of Microbiology, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt
4Department of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
5Department of Vascular Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Diabetic foot is one of the serious complications of DM and may be the initial presentation of undiagnosed diabetes. Foot problems are associated with significant morbidity and impairment in the diabetic patient’s quality of life. This work aimed at studying the bacteriological profile of diabetic foot infections and its antibiotic resistance pattern. This study was carried out on 60 diabetic patients with foot lesions admitted at Diabetic Foot Unit, Alexandria Main University Hospital, during the period from March 2017 to October 2017. An interview questionnaire sheet was filled in, including all the relevant data. Swab samples were collected from each wound after the wound had been cleansed and debrided. A total of 85 microorganisms were isolated, majority of isolates were gram negative (94.1 %), P. aeruginosa isolates were the predominant (34.1%), followed by K.pneumoniae (29.4%), P.mirabilis (12.9%), E.coli (9.4%) then P.vulgaris (8.2%). S.aureus was the only isolated gram positive bacteria (3.51%) and C.albicans was the only isolated fungus (2.4%). Almost all isolated microorganisms were resistant to various antimicrobials. Gram negative organism's infection predominates in DFI. Monomicrobial infection was the most common followed by the polymicrobial infection. Deep wounds were more associated with polymicrobial infection.


Keywords: Bacteriological profile of diabetic foot, Diabetic foot infections
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Mohamed Taher Abdelhaleem Dorgham, Wafaa Mohamed Kamel Bakr, WalaaAly Hazzah, WaelElsayed Shaalan and Ahmed Sherief Gaweesh. 2019. Bacteriological Profile of Diabetic Foot Infections and its Antibiotic Resistance Pattern in Alexandria Main University Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 1432-1442. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.168