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

@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 Richard and Christophe Combescure and Nathalie Jourdan and S. Finge and Michel Rodier and Pierre Corbeau and Albert Sotto and J.-P. Lavigne},
  journal={Diabetologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={51},
  pages={347-352}
}
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 included 93 diabetic patients who had an episode of foot ulcer and had not received antibiotics during the 6 months preceding the study. Ulcers… CONTINUE READING
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