Hand infection in patients with diabetes: a series of 17 cases and a pooled analysis of the literature

  title={Hand infection in patients with diabetes: a series of
17 cases and a pooled analysis of the literature},
  author={Anıl Murat {\"O}zt{\"u}rk and Serhat Uysal and Ilgın Yıldırım Şımşır and Hilmi H{\"u}ng{\"o}r and Meltem Işıkg{\"o}z Taşbakan},
  journal={Turkish journal of medical sciences},
  volume={48 2},
Background/aim: The aim of this study was to report the clinical characteristics and the treatment outcomes of hand infections in diabetic patients and to review the literature. Materials and methods: The medical records of 17 patients with diabetic hand infections admitted to the Diabetic Foot Care Center of two different clinics from January 2012 to October 2017 were reviewed. To perform the pooled analysis, published series (32 studies) were searched in two international databases (www… Expand
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