Treatment of musculoskeletal infections of the foot in patients with diabetes

Judit Korda, Róbert Mezõ, Géza P. Bálint

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Abstract

The incidence of diabetes, diabetic neurovasculopathy and as a result, diabetic foot ulceration is a growing problem all over the world. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common gateways to foot infection. More than 50% of ulcers will become infected at some stage. The authors review the epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetic foot infections, including osteomyelitis. Medical and surgical, local and general treatment - including the empirical and evidence-based use of antibiotics - are thoroughly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-300
Number of pages14
JournalTherapy
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2005

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Keywords

  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Diabetic foot infection
  • Diagnosis
  • Epidemiology
  • Medical treatment
  • Microbiology
  • Prevention
  • Risk factors
  • Surgical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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