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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 175-178

Bacteriology of diabetic foot lesions


1 Department of Microbiology, Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Hospital, Annamalai University - 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Surgery, Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Hospital, Annamalai University - 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India

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C Anandi
Department of Microbiology, Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Hospital, Annamalai University - 608 002, Tamil Nadu
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Clinical grading and bacteriological study of 107 patients with diabetic foot lesions revealed polymicrobial aetiology in 69 (64.4%) and single aetiology in 21 (19.6%). Among 107 patients 62 had ulcer. Of these 31 had mixed aerobes. Twenty six patients with cellulitis and 12 with gangrene had more than 5 types of aerobes and anaerobes such as E.coli, Klebsiella spp., Pseudomonas spp., Proteus spp., Enterobactor spp., Enterococci spp., Clostridium perfringens, Bacteroides spp., Prevotella spp. and Peptostreptococcus spp. It was noted that 50 out of 62 patients with ulcer, and all the patients with cellulitis and gangrene were given surgical management and treated with appropriate antibiotics based on antimicrobial susceptibility testing.






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