MICROBIOLOGICAL STUDY OF DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS IN AN INDIAN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITALAbstract
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most critical health conditions around the world, not only in terms of the number of affected people, disability, and premature mortality but also in regards to the health care costs involved in controlling and treating its complications. Among the most constant ailments, the diabetic patient suffers is the diabetic foot, defined as any infection, ulceration, and necrosis of deep tissues associated with neurological abnormalities and various degrees of peripheral vascular disease of the lower limbs. This study determines the microbiological profile and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of organisms isolated from diabetic foot ulcers. A record based study was conducted among 169 diabetic foot ulcer patients admitted in the hospital; Details regarding the Culture and antibiotic susceptibility of specimens (pus samples from foot ulcers) from these 104 patients were collected. Commonest microorganisms isolated in this study were Pseudomonas, Staphylococcus, Klebsiella, Proteus, and E. coli. Gram-positive organisms were highly sensitive to Vancomycin, Linezolide, and gram-negative were sensitive to Amikacin and Meropenam.
F. S. Javad *, M. Reazvanian , S. Kumar and H. Norouzi
Doctor of Pharmacy , Department of Pharmacy Practice, Krupandhi College of Pharmacy, Chikkabellandur Village, Varthur Hobli, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
08 February 2014
08 May 2014
04 December 2014
01 February 2015