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Postgrad Med. 1999 Jul;106(1):85-6, 89-94.

Antimicrobial therapy for diabetic foot infections. A practical approach.

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Abstract

Infection of the diabetic foot is a common problem in clinical practice and is associated with significant morbidity. Optimal management requires a multidisciplinary approach. Aggressive surgical debridement and wound management, carefully chosen antimicrobial therapy, and modification of host factors (i.e., hyperglycemia, concomitant arterial insufficiency) are all equally important for a successful outcome. Empirical antibiotic selection should be followed by culture-guided definitive therapy.

PMID:
10418577
DOI:
10.3810/pgm.1999.07.602
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