Hand infections in patients with diabetes.

  title={Hand infections in patients with diabetes.},
  author={Avinash Kour and Kok Poh Looi and M H Phone and Robert Wan-Heng Pho},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Twenty-five hand infections in adult patients with diabetes were reviewed. Eighty percent of the patients were younger than 60 years of age and had diabetes mellitus for less than 5 years' duration. Secondary neurologic, vascular, or cutaneous changes in the hands were present in 5 (20%) patients. A documented instance of trauma was present in 16% of patients. None of the patients had nosocomial infections. Of the 24 (96%) patients who required surgery, 21 had debridement alone and 3 needed… CONTINUE READING


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