Bacterial profile and antimicrobial resistance patterns of infected diabetic foot ulcers in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  07 September 2023

The number of diabetic foot ulcer patients is substantially increasing, with the rapidly rising burden of diabetic mellitus in sub-Saharan Africa. The data on the regional prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer infecting bacteria and their antimicrobial resistance patterns is crucial for its proper management. This systematic review and meta-analysis determined the pooled prevalence of bacterial profiles and antimicrobial resistance patterns of infected diabetic foot ulcers in sub-Saharan Africa. 

 The high antimicrobial resistance prevalence rate indicates the need for context-specific effective strategies aimed at infection prevention and evidence-based alternative therapies.

Further reading: Nature Scientific Reports
Author(s): Fiseha Wadilo Wada, Michael Fekadu Mekonnen, Edlawit Desta Sawiso, Sitotaw Kolato, Lideta Woldegiorgis, Gemechu Kebede Kera, Ziad El-Khatib, Akililu Alemu Ashuro, Mulatu Biru & Minyahil Tadesse Boltena
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