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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:12, December, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(12): 1-10

Microbiological Profile of Diabetic Foot Ulcer and Use of IL6 as a Predictor for Diabetic Foot Infection
Omaima Ali1*, Heba Allah Ali2, Hanan El Southy3 and Samir Khirallah1
1Medical Micro3biology and Immunology Department, Faculty of Medicine,Mansoura University, Egypt
2Talkha Hospital, Ministry of Health, Egypt
*Corresponding author

To describe the microbiological profile of diabetic foot infections and what is the most common microorganism and to determine if the IL 6 can be used as a predictor of the diabetic foot infection. The study included 80 patients with diabetic history attended to the outpatient clinic of Diabetic foot, Internal specialized hospital, Mansoura University. 60 patients were the study group and 20 were the control group over a period from February 2015 to January 2016. Samples were cultured and identified microbiologically.  The samples were measured fo the IL6 by ELISA. The antibiotic sensitivity test was done. Data for clinical presentation, bacteriology and management were collected. Statistical analysis was done.  80 patients were included. 60 patients were with infected foot lesions, 7 with uninfected lesions, 7 have diabetes only with lesion and 6 were normal person. Gran negative bacteria were more common than Gram negative bacteria. Klebsiella species were the commonest. Meronem was the most effective antibiotic for the Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria. There was a significant relation between the measured IL6 and the study group than the control group but not with the different microorganism pattern. Gram negative bacteria were the most common isolated bacteria from the diabetic foot infection. IL6 can be used as a predictor of the diabetic foot infection.

Keywords: Diabetic,ulcer,infection,antibiotic sensitivity test,IL6.

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Omaima Ali, Heba Allah Ali, Hanan El Southy and Samir Khirallah. 2016. Microbiological Profile of Diabetic Foot Ulcer and Use of IL6 as a Predictor for Diabetic Foot Infection.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(12): 1-10. doi:
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