Atypical Microbial Isolates from Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Case Series from Greece

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The Review of Diabetic Studies,2017,14,2-3,258-259.
Published:August 2017
Type:Letter to Editor
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Author(s) affiliations:

Maria Demetriou1,2, Nikolaos Papanas1, Periklis Panagopoulos3, Maria Panopoulou2, Efstratios Maltezos3

1Diabetic Foot Clinic, Diabetes Centre, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis 68100, GREECE .

2Microbiology Laboratory, Democritus University of Thrace, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis 68100, GREECE .

3Unit of Infectious Diseases, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, GREECE. 

Abstract:

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 [2]. Of note, chronic infections are usually polymicrobial, but less common; atypical microorganisms may be isolated from them [2]. Therefore, the aim of this study was to record atypical microbial isolates from infected diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).

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