Bacteriological Study of Diabetic Foot Infections in an Iranian Hospital

AUTHORS

A Dezfulian 1 , MT Salehian 2 , V Amini 2 , H Dabiri 3 , M Azimi Rad 1 , MM Aslani 4 , * , M Alebouyeh 1 , I Fazel 2 , MR Zali 5

1 Research Center for Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of General Vascular Surgery, Taleghani Hospital, Tehran, Iran

3 Research Center for Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases, and4Department of Medical Bacteri-ology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Microbiology, Pasture Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

5 Research Center for Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medi-cal Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Dezfulian A, Salehian M, Amini V, Dabiri H, Azimi Rad M, et al. Bacteriological Study of Diabetic Foot Infections in an Iranian Hospital, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2011 ; 13(8):e95921.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 13 (8); e95921
Published Online: August 31, 2011
Article Type: Letter
Received: July 02, 2019
Accepted: August 31, 2011

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Abstract

Dear Editor,

Foot infections are one of the important causes for hospitalization of patients with diabetes and the leading cause of morbidity in diabetic patients.1,2 Diabetic foot lesions may present as ulceration, gangrene, charcot joint, or fracture and are associated with amputation if not treated promptly.The proper management of these infections requires early recognition and appropriate antibiotic selection based on culture and antimicrobial susceptibility results and quick initiation of appropriate antibiotic therapy. The aim of current study was to determine the relative frequency of bacterial isolates provided from culture of diabetic foot. We have also included antimicrobial susceptibility tests for commonly used antimicrobial agents to asses the prevalence of antimicrobial resistant patterns within these organisms.

Keywords

Diabetic Foot Infections

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