Foot infection continues to be a major risk factor for amputations of the lower extremity. Diagnosing infection in a diabetic foot ulcer is based on clinical signs and symptoms of inflammation. Most important among these are the specific tissues involved, the adequacy of arterial perfusion, and the presence of systemic toxicity or metabolic instability. Initial antibiotic therapy is usually empirical but may be modified according to the culture and sensitivity results and the patient's clinical response.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Plastic Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Jun 10|
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