Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers

T. J. Louie, John Bartlett, F. P. Tally, S. L. Gorbach

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Twenty diabetic foot ulcers were cultured using optimal microbiologic techniques. Anaerobic bacteria coexisted with the more commonly recognized aerobic bacteria in 18 specimens. There were a total of 116 isolates with an average of 5.8 species per specimen (3.2 aerobes and 2.6 anaerobes). The principal isolates were Bacteroides species (sp.) (17 strains), peptococci (16), Proteus sp. (11), enterococci (9), Staphylococcus aureus (7), clostridia (7), and Escherichia coli (6). When antimicrobial therapy is indicated the selection of agents should consider the likelihood of a complex aerobic anaerobic flora.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-463
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume85
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Peptococcus
Microbiological Techniques
Aerobic Bacteria
Proteus
Diabetic Foot
Bacteroides
Anaerobic Bacteria
Clostridium
Enterococcus
Staphylococcus aureus
Escherichia coli
Therapeutics

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Louie, T. J., Bartlett, J., Tally, F. P., & Gorbach, S. L. (1976). Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers. Annals of Internal Medicine, 85(4), 461-463.

Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers. / Louie, T. J.; Bartlett, John; Tally, F. P.; Gorbach, S. L.

In: Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 85, No. 4, 1976, p. 461-463.

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Louie, TJ, Bartlett, J, Tally, FP & Gorbach, SL 1976, 'Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers', Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 85, no. 4, pp. 461-463.
Louie, T. J. ; Bartlett, John ; Tally, F. P. ; Gorbach, S. L. / Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers. In: Annals of Internal Medicine. 1976 ; Vol. 85, No. 4. pp. 461-463.
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