Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections.

  title={Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections.},
  author={Benjamin A. Lipsky and Anthony R. Berendt and H. Gunner Deery and John M. Embil and Warren S. Joseph and Adolf W. Karchmer and J L Lefrock and Daniel P. Lew and Jon T. Mader and Carl Norden and James S. M. Tan},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={117 7 Suppl},
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: 1. Foot infections in patients with diabetes cause substantial morbidity and frequent visits to health care professionals and may lead to amputation of a lower extremity. 2. Diabetic foot infections require attention to local (foot) and systemic (metabolic) issues and coordinated management, preferably by a multidisciplinary foot-care team (A-II). The team managing these infections should include, or have ready access to, an infectious diseases specialist or a medical… CONTINUE READING
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