Bacterial and Clinical Profile of Diabetic Foot Ulcer using Optimal Culture Techniques: A Prospective Hospital Based Study

  • Syed Sibte Akbar Abidi Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Diabetes Care Clinic, Aligarh, U.P., India
  • Devesh Gupta Professor, Noida Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, U.P
Keywords: DFU, Aerobic bacteria, Anaerobic bacteria, Sepsis


Background: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are the complications of diabetes mellitus. The infection of diabetic foot ulcer is microbes in nature. If they are not recognized and controlled it may lead to many devastating consequences like limb amputation, sepsis, and even mortality. So, the present study was aimed that to determine the bacterial and clinical profile of diabetic foot ulcer using optimal culture techniques.

Methods: This prospective study was conducted on Type 2 Diabetic patients with foot ulcer. Around 206 total cases were enrolled on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. The duration of study was over a period of two years.

Results: The result of this study revealed that causative agent of DFU were found due to aerobic in n = 170 cases whereas anaerobic bacteria in n = 36 cases.

Conclusion: This study concludes that that proper care should be offered, causative organisms should be timely identified and antibiotic should be sensibly chosen to cut short the morbidity and mortality of DFU.


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Abidi SSA, Gupta D. Bacterial and Clinical Profile of Diabetic Foot Ulcer using Optimal Culture Techniques: A Prospective Hospital Based Study. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2023Jan.30 [cited 2023May30];8(4):PH7-PH9. Available from: