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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:8, August, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 644-649

A Study of Bacterial Culture Isolates and Antibiogram in Diabetic Foot Ulcer in GGG Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
Neela C. Katara*, Bindiya J. Ghedia and Mala Sinha
 Department of Microbiology, Shree M.P. Shah Government Medical College and GGG Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author

A diabetic foot is common complications of diabetes and cause of the hospitalization. Major increase in mortality among diabetic patients, observed over the past 20 years is considered to be due to the development of macro and micro vascular complications, including failure of the wound healing process. The individuals with diabetes have at least a 10-fold greater risk of being hospitalized for soft tissue and bone infections of the foot than individuals without diabetes. This study was carried out to determine the bacteriological profile of infected diabetic foot ulcers and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern. Total 280 pus samples were collected from diabetic foot by using sterile swabs and they were processed. Study was carried out over the period of 5 months from January 2014 to may 2014 in microbiology department, Shri M.P. Shah Government medical College, GGGH, Jamnagar. A total of 77(27.5%) bacterial culture isolates were obtained from 280 samples with diabetic foot. Gram negative bacilli were more prevalent (87.02%) than gram positive cocci (12.98%). The antibiogram (antibiotic sensitivity pattern) of the bacteria were also studied. Gram negative bacilli were sensitive to Piperacillin+Tazobactum (79.10%), Amikacin (40.29%), Imipenem (38.80%), Netilmicin (28.35%)  Gentamicin (17.91%), Cefoperazone (14.92%), Ceftazidim (4.47%). Gram positive cocci were sensitive to Linezolid(100%), Vancomycin (70%), Clindamycin and Tetracycline (50%), Azithromycin and Gentamicin (30%), Cotrimoxazole (20%), Cephalaxin(10%). Knowledge on the antibiogram of the isolates will be helpful in determining the antibiotics for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers rather than prescribing the empirical antibiotics.

Keywords: Bacterial culture isolates, antibiogram, diabetic foot ulcer.

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Neela C. Katara, Bindiya J. Ghedia and Mala Sinha. 2016. A Study of Bacterial Culture Isolates and Antibiogram in Diabetic Foot Ulcer in GGG Hospital, Jamnagar, Gujarat, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 644-649. doi:
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