Bacteria strains in diabetic wounds linked to impaired healing

S. aureus has been associated with unhealed ulcers, say researchers
Reuters Health
Diabetes-related foot ulcer
Diabetes-related foot ulceration. Photo: Dr Raina Ogrin

Different strains of bacteria in diabetic foot ulcers are associated with clinical outcomes and therapeutic efficacy, US researchers report.

Microbial colonisation, biofilm formation and infection are thought to impair healing of diabetic foot ulcers and contribute to severe complications.