Bacterial infections in diabetic foot

A. Pathare*, S. R. Sathe, G. V. Talvalkar, B. S. Raheja

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Diabetic foot patients were evaluated prospectively over a two year period to assess the bacteriological spectrum (n=270). It was observed that such infectious usually involve mixed bacterial flora, including aerobic, facultatively anaerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. Amongst the clinical isolates, Staphylococcus spp (42.06%) was associated with maximum number of cases. Gram-positive aerobes were sensitive to Ampicillin-Sulbactum, Quinolones and third-generation Cephalosporins. Gram-positive anaerobes were sensitive to Vancomycin, Piperacillin, Ampicillin-Sulbactum and third- generation Cephalosporins, Gram-negative aerobes were comparatively more resistant, but they were sensitive to Amikacin, Quinolones and third- generation Cephalosporins. Gram-negative anaerobes were sensitive to Metronidazole and third-generation Cephalosporins. Proper isolation using aerobic and anaerobic methodology is essential for appropriate management of patients with diabetic foot infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-12
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Diabetic Association of India
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Diabetic foot
  • Infectious
  • Microbial spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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