A case report of a multi-drug resistant bacterial infection in a diabetic patient treated in northeast Brazil.
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most critical health conditions around the world, not only in terms of the number of affected people, disability, and premature mortality, but also in regards to the health care costs involved in controlling and treating its complications. Among the most constant ailments the diabetic patient suffers is the diabetic foot, defined as any infection, ulceration, and/or necrosis of deep tissues associated with neurological abnormalities and various degrees of peripheral vascular disease of the lower limbs. Diabetic foot ulcerations have become a major and increasing public health concern and its associated morbidities, impairment of the patients' quality of life, and the implied costs for management have attracted the attention of numerous health care providers. In this case report, the authors review a unique presentation of a polymicrobial infection of a multi-drug resistant character species formed by oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumannii and Acinetobacter lwoffii.
Laboratory Mycobacteria (LABMIC), Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Center for Biosciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal-RN, Brazil.
SourceDiabetic foot & ankle 3: 2012 pg
Pub Type(s)Journal Article