Microbiology of osteomyelitis in diabetic foot infections.

  title={Microbiology of osteomyelitis in diabetic foot infections.},
  author={Lawrence Alfred Lavery and M Sariaya and H R Ashry and Lawrence B Harkless},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  volume={34 1},
The objective of this report is to describe the bacterial pathogens in diabetic patients with osteomyelitis due to neuropathic foot ulcerations. The authors reviewed the records of 36 diabetic patients with osteomyelitis of the foot due to neuropathic ulceration. Intraoperative deep soft tissue and bone specimens were obtained from each patient. The mean age of patients was 56.7 years, and the mean duration of diabetes was 14.9 years. Streptococcus species (61%) and Staphylococcus aureus (47… CONTINUE READING


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