Clinico-bacteriological profile of diabetic foot ulcer among the patients attending rural tertiary health care centre

SK Chavan, GS Karande, RV Mohite
2014 International Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences  
Worldwide diabetic foot is a major medical problem leading to disability and economic instability to family and country. Objectives: To assess the clinical and bacteriological profile of diabetic foot ulcer among rural Indian residents and its association with demographic factors. Methodology: Hospital based cross-sectional study was carried out in the rural tertiary care centre during the year 2010 to 2012. A total 78 diabetic foot ulcer cases were enrolled, interviewed, clinically examined
more » ... bacteriological assed as per structured questionnaire and methods. Results: Maximum, 70.51% cases were above the age of 50 years with higher proportion, 76.9% seen in males. The majority of cases, 97.4% were belonged to type II DM with maximum, 48.7% cases had a duration of ulcer less than of ten days. Maximum, 67.94% ulcers were seen on Right foot, 53.8% ulcers were of grade III and above. Neuropathy, the major associated complication was seen in 68% cases and average 1.8 bacteria were identified per sample. Conclusion: As the grade of diabetic foot ulcer is increased, the bacterial count is also increased.
doi:10.5958/2319-5886.2014.00015.0 fatcat:kdzd6oytdffxlozl3tfwcruqq4