Diabetic foot infections. Bacteriologic analysis.

  title={Diabetic foot infections. Bacteriologic analysis.},
  author={Lawrence Joseph Wheat and Stephen D Allen and Margaret Henry and C B Kernek and J A Siders and T W Kuebler and Naomi Fineberg and John G Norton},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={146 10},
Diabetic patients with foot infections were prospectively evaluated over a two-year period. Cultures from reliable specimens avoiding contamination with foot ulcers were obtained in 54 infectious episodes. Staphylococcus species, Enterococcus species, Corynebacterium species, and various species of Enterobacteriaceae were commonly isolated. Common anaerobic isolates included Peptostreptococcus magnus, Peptostreptococcus prevotii, and Bacteroides species. Results of cultures from 94 unreliable… CONTINUE READING
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