Diabetic foot infections and antibiotic therapy

Thomas Zgonis, Gary Peter Jolly, Benjamin J. Buren, Peter Blume

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-669
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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