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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 1412-1418
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.173


Aerobic bacterial Profile of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and their Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern
Sharvari A. Samant*, Sharon Victor and Sandip Rai
1Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Sector 18, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra-410209, India
2Medical Microbiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India
3Department of Medicine, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Diabetes mellitus is a global epidemic and diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is one of its serious complications. Diabetic foot infections are mixed bacterial infections and proper management of these infections requires an appropriate antibiotic selection based on the isolated organism. Type 2 diabetic patients affected with DFU and examined under Wagner‘s classification 1-5 were included in the study. Two swabs were collected from diabetic foot ulcer of each patient and the aerobic bacteria were identified and their antibiogram was studied. It was found that 80.70% of the wounds were monobacterial and 19.30% were polybacterial in nature. Gram negative bacteria were predominant than Gram Positive ones. Based on our antibiotic sensitivity results Aminoglycosides and Fluroquinolones were more effective against Gram Negative bacteria and Tetracyclines and Oxazolidinone against Gram Positive Bacteria. The authors suggest prompt initiation of antibiotic therapy thereby reducing the burden of diabetic foot infections and preventing morbidity.


Keywords: Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Aerobic Bacteria, Antibiotic sensitivity Pattern
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Sharvari A. Samant, Sharon Victor and Sandip Rai. 2018. Aerobic bacterial Profile of Diabetic Foot Ulcers and their Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 1412-1418. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.173