Table 2: Correlations of total microbial load.

Correlations of total microbial load value

Number of isolates on tissue cultures ,
WBC ,
PLT ,
PEDIS infection grade ,
Age ,
Diabetes duration ,
Ulcer duration* ,
UT ulcer stage ,
NDS ,
ABI ,
NSS ,
Ht% ,
CRP ,
Urea ,
Creatinine ,
AST ,
ALT ,
HbA1c ,
LDL ,
HDL ,
TC ,
TGs ,
SUA ,
CPK ,
FPG ,

Duration of ulcer in months, as based on medical history.
ABI: ankle-brachial index; ALT: alanine aminotransferase; AST: aspartate aminotransferase; CPK: creatine phosphokinase; CRP: c-reactive protein; FPG: fasting plasma glucose; HDL: high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; Ht%: haematocrit; LDL: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; NDS: neuropathy disability score; NSS: neuropathy symptom score; PEDIS: grade of diabetic foot infection, according to the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot; PLT: platelet count; SUA: serum uric acid; TC: total cholesterol; TGs: triglycerides; UT: University of Texas; WBC: white blood cell count.