E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 3, 2023

Pattern of Anaerobic Microbial Infection in Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Its Outcome

Author(s): Dr. Muhammad Yasir Jan, Dr. Amna Khattak, Dr. Anam Amin, Dr. Mubashir Hassan, Dr. Maaz Bin Altaf, Dr. Nida Khwaja, Dr. Waleed Khan Afridi



To determine pattern of anaerobic microbial infection in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and surgical implication and outcome.


This Descriptive Study was conducted in surgical D unit department of Surgery, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar from 5th October 2020 to 5th April 2021. A total of 125 patients, selected through non-probability consecutive sampling, for both genders with Diabetes mellites Type II having diabetic foot ulcers were included in the study. Required results were then obtained from labs and a pre-designed Performa was used to extract the data at time of discharge.


Age range in this study was from 20 to 80 years with mean age of 57.752±6.89 years. Pepto streptococcus species was found in 22.4% patients, Bacteroides fragilis 12%, Bacteroides spp 23.2%, Porphyromonas 11.2%, Clostridium perfringens 15.2% and E.coli was 16%. Healing was seen in 80.8% patients, Toe Amputation 13.6% and Limb Amputation was 5.6%.


The study recorded 100% infection rate among the diabetic foot ulcer subjects. Peptostreptococcus spp and Bacteroides spp were mostly found anaerobic organisms.

Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Anaerobic Microbial Infection, Outcomes

Pages: 732-736

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