International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 10 (2013) pp. 329-337
Prevalence of Bacteria Isolated from Type 2 Diabetic Foot Ulcers and the Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern
T. Mathangi1* and P. Prabhakaran2
1Department of Microbiology, PRIST University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India 2Department of Microbiology, Srimad Andavan College of Arts and Science, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder which in particular affects the metabolism of carbohydrates. Foot ulcers are a very common complication of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The amputation and gangrene rates of diabetic foot infections are also increasing rapidly. Patients having diabetic foot infections face serious problems including amputations. The aim of this study was to determine the microbiology of diabetic foot infections and to assess the antibiotic susceptibility. In this study 530 patients foot ulcer samples (who have Type 2 diabetes) were analyzed microbiologically. Total of 16 different genera of aerobic bacteria (520 isolates) were obtained. The antibiotic susceptibility using 26 antibiotics was performed and the results were tabulated.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus; diabetic foot infections; antibiotic susceptibility.