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Foot Ankle Int. 1998 Mar;19(3):169-72.

Piperacillin/tazobactam therapy for diabetic foot infection.

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Department of Surgery, Diakonessen Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Abstract

In this study, 29 patients were hospitalized with a diabetic foot infection and were treated with piperacillin/tazobactam. Of these 23 patients who were evaluated for efficacy of treatment, 22 patients improved or were clinically cured. In seven patients (30%), there was persistence of one of the baseline pathogens. Adverse events were reported in 15 patients (58%), three of which were serious. Piperacillin/tazobactam may be useful as monotherapy in diabetic foot infection giving an adequate clinical response and the level of side effects equivalent to those of other broad-spectrum antibiotics.

PMID:
9542990
DOI:
10.1177/107110079801900311
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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