Atypical Microbial Isolates from Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Case Series from Greece
Maria Demetriou, Nikolaos PapanasDiabetic Foot Clinic, Diabetes Centre, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis 68100, Greece
Periklis Panagopoulos, Efstratios MaltezosUnit of Infectious Diseases, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece.
Diabetic foot infections are a growing health problem worldwide, increasing morbidity and causing a large number of nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations [1-3]. Cultures (ideally tissue, but more frequently swab or aspiration) are a useful guide to antibiotic treatment [1, 2]. The commonest Gram-positive pathogen is Staphylococcus aureus, while Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are the commonest Gram-negative ones . Of note, chronic infections are usually polymicrobial, but less common; atypical microorganisms may be isolated from them . Therefore, the aim of this study was to record atypical microbial isolates from infected diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).
KeywordsDiabetic foot, isolated, chronic infections, Staphylococcus aureus,.
Rev Diabet Stud