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International Journal of Biology Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

Bacterial species prevalence and their antimicrobial susceptibility in diabetic foot infection patients in: Single center study

Author(s):

Bashar Salim Abdulraheem, Aya Abdulhussein Khudair, Dina Ali Abdalhafth, Zahraa Hameed Shalal and Zahraa Muhanned Sabeeh

Abstract:

Background: One of the most dangerous and costly effects of diabetes is diabetic foot infection (DFI). Many factors, such as peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease, can combine to cause foot infections. Lower limb amputation is frequently necessary for patients with DFI.
Objectives: This study aimed to determine which bacteria in Basra City cause DFI and what their antibiotic sensitivity patterns were.
Methods: A cohort study was conducted on 40 patients From October 2022 until March 2023 at the AL Mashfa Diabetic Foot Clinic and Laboratory, Basra City.
Results: In the current study, there were 40 patients with DFI. Most of the patients (23) were male (57.5%), while females (17) (42.5%). Most of the cases were severe, n = 26 patients (65%), while the others were moderate, n = 14 patients (35%). 24 patients (60%) were gram negative bacteria while others were gram-positive bacteria 16 patients (40%).Most isolated cases were Escherichia coli 14 patients (35%) and the second most cases were Staphylococcus aureus 12 patients (30%). 
Conclusion: Numerous pathogens can cause infections in diabetic feet. Inadequate glycemic control is the main risk factor for diabetic complications. Therefore, all problems, including DFI, will stop progressing if plasma glucose is kept under ideal control.
 

Pages: 100-105  |  181 Views  89 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Bashar Salim Abdulraheem, Aya Abdulhussein Khudair, Dina Ali Abdalhafth, Zahraa Hameed Shalal and Zahraa Muhanned Sabeeh. Bacterial species prevalence and their antimicrobial susceptibility in diabetic foot infection patients in: Single center study. Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2024;6(1):100-105. DOI: 10.33545/26649926.2024.v6.i1b.193
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