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Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2003 Oct;20(4):655-69.

Diabetic foot infections and antibiotic therapy.

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The Center for Reconstructive Foot Surgery, 440 New Britain Avenue, Plainville, CT 06062, USA. thomaszgonis@yahoo.com

Abstract

Diabetic foot infections are associated with high morbidity and mortality rates as well as significant financial impact on the health care system. Improved patient outcomes and intelligent use of resources should determine the selection of diagnostic procedures and the therapeutic modalities used. Diabetic patients who develop lower extremity infections require a multidisciplinary approach in the management of their infections and other disorders. Aggressive surgical debridement and appropriate and adequate antibiotic therapy are necessary to successfully treat severe foot infections and permit faster recovery.

PMID:
14636031
DOI:
10.1016/S0891-8422(03)00067-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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