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Article Number - E4C8E34474


Vol.1(2), pp. 12 - 15 , June 2010

ISSN: 2141-2596



Full Length Research Paper

Bacterial wound infections in diabetic patients and their therapeutic implications



Ihsan Edan Abdulkareem Alsaimary
  • Ihsan Edan Abdulkareem Alsaimary
  • Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, P. O. Box 696, Ashar, Basrah, Iraq
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 Accepted: 24 February 2010  Published: 30 June 2010

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In order to identify the bacterial pathogens associated with diabetic wounds and testing the antibiotic susceptibility of main antibiotics against predominant anaerobic bacterial types in comparison with some plant extracts, a total of 27 diabetic patients in each types; Insulin dependent (IDDM) and non-insulin dependent NIDDM and 30 non-diabetic patients with wound infection were introduced in the present study that was conducted between October - December 2007. It has been found that wounds are highly infected by aerobic and anaerobic bacterial types; Propionibacterium granulosum - as anaerobic bacteria- was a predominant pathogen in diabetic wound infections, in comparison withPseudomonas aeruginosa which is predominant in non-diabetic wounds. Amoxycillin/ calvulanic acid was the best effective antibiotic which gave 20 mm inhibition zone in comparison with other standard antibiotics, and aqueous extracts of Myrtus communis and Nerium oleander gave II and 10 mm inhibition zone, respectively.

 

Key words: Bacterial infections, diabetics, antibiotics


APA (2010). Bacterial wound infections in diabetic patients and their therapeutic implications. Medical Practice and Reviews, 1(2), 12 - 15.
Chicago Ihsan Edan Abdulkareem Alsaimary. "Bacterial wound infections in diabetic patients and their therapeutic implications." Medical Practice and Reviews 1, no. 2 (2010): 12 - 15.
MLA Ihsan Edan Abdulkareem Alsaimary. "Bacterial wound infections in diabetic patients and their therapeutic implications." Medical Practice and Reviews 1.2 (2010): 12 - 15.
   
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