Diabetic foot infections. Antimicrobial therapy.

  title={Diabetic foot infections. Antimicrobial therapy.},
  author={M Lindsay Grayson},
  journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America},
  volume={9 1},
Pedal infection in diabetic patients is both a common and potentially disastrous complication that can progress rapidly to irreversible septic gangrene necessitating amputation of the foot. The choice of optimal antibiotic therapy depends on an accurate assessment of sepsis severity, reliable microbiologic data, and consideration of host factors, such as renal and vascular impairment. Empiric broad-spectrum antibiotic regimens are generally preferred because of the polymicrobial nature of most… CONTINUE READING


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