OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Antimicrobial Dressing for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Colonized with MRSA

Parthasarathy Ravichandran and Sai Prasad Chitti

DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2015.282.291

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume 15, Issue 4

Pages 282-291


Wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcer differs among people. The wound healing process was influenced by factors like nature of the wound, tissue and an immunity of a person. Any measure taken to control bacterial colonies in wound plays a significant role in wound healing. However, recent emergence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) associated with chronic wounds created health concerns worldwide. An MRSA colony present in diabetic wounds vulnerable to prolong the wound healing has reported worldwide. Since MRSA are resistant to a wide range of antibiotics, choosing appropriate dressings to treat MRSA colonized wounds has become a challenge. Either synthetic or natural antimicrobial agents are used to develop dressings that combat against MRSA infections. In today’s practice, the incidence of chronic wounds and its associated socioeconomic consequences is rising despite effort and advances in wound management. In this review, an attempt made to summarize various antimicrobial dressings based on its activity against MRSA.


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