Diabetic Foot Infection (Types of Aerobic Bacteria in Iraqi Patients)
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2008, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 237-240
The aim of the study is to find the types of aerobic bacteria in diabetic foot infection in iraqi patients.
(100) Patients with infected foot, 69 male, 31 female with mean age (45) years, attends the diabetic foot clinic at the special center for endocrinology and diabetes for the period( August 2000 to February 2002).
Clinical examination and foot evaluation for infection was done for all patients and swab was taken for culture and sensitivity study.
All data were documented in special computer form for analysis and study.
Male affected more than female. Type two DM (diabetes mellitus) is more susceptible for foot infection than type one DM. polymicrobial infection is commoner than single type bacterial infection.
Gram negative bacteria are more common than gram positive bacteria. Staph aureus is the commonest bacteria found.
Isolation and identification and understanding the bacteriology of diabetic foot infection help in selecting the antibiotics and planning the proper management for diabetic foot infection.
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