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Bacteriological Profile in Diabetic Foot Patients

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DOI: 10.4236/jdm.2017.74021    585 Downloads   1,218 Views


One of the complications carried by diabetes clinical pictures is the so-called diabetic foot, regardless of age, genre, ethnic group, and socio-economic level; limb amputation is usually an inevitable means to an end. The present research work had the purpose to determine microorganism responsible of ulcer infection in diabetic foot on its more frequent occurrence. Diabetic foot is a public health issue for its high incidence and its high sanitary costs. The present work consisted on a descriptive-retrospective research to seventy patients who were attended in a privately-owned hospital in Machala-Ecuador. Type III (according to Wagner scale) was determined as most frequent value. Microorganisms with a higher incidence degree were found to be gram-negative bacteria Escherichia Coli 27 (69.28%) and gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aereus 25 (80%).

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Vivanco, A. , Espinoza, F. , Mayorga, F. , Luna, J. , Tandazo, M. , Rueda, E. and Davila, K. (2017) Bacteriological Profile in Diabetic Foot Patients. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 7, 265-274. doi: 10.4236/jdm.2017.74021.

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