Serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein concentrations to distinguish mildly infected from non-infected diabetic foot ulcers: a pilot study

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Infection of diabetic foot ulcers is common; at early stages it is difficult to differentiate between non-infected ulcers (or those colonised with normal flora) and ulcers infected with virulent bacteria that lead to deterioration. This pilot study aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of inflammatory markers as an aid to making this distinction. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00125-007-0840-8

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@article{Jeandrot2007SerumPA, title={Serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein concentrations to distinguish mildly infected from non-infected diabetic foot ulcers: a pilot study}, author={A. Jeandrot and J. -L. Richard and Christoph Combescure and Nathalie Jourdan and Sanae Finge and Marie-H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Rodier and Pierre Corbeau and Arcadio Sotto and J R Lavigne}, journal={Diabetologia}, year={2007}, volume={51}, pages={347-352} }