diabetic foot infection


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di·a·bet·ic foot in·fec·tion

(dī-ă-bet'ik fut in-fek'shŭn)
Disease of the foot and its digits usually due to diabetes mellitus or other neurologic disorder.
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ULCER DUE TO DIABETIC FOOT INFECTION

diabetic foot infection

A polymicrobial infection of the bones and soft tissues of the lower extremities of patients with diabetes mellitus, typically those patients who have vascular insufficiency or neuropathic foot disease. Eradication of the infection may require prolonged courses of antibiotics, surgical débridement or amputation, or reconstruction or bypass of occluded arteries. Synonym: diabetic foot ulcer See: illustration
See also: infection
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The present study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology, CMC from March 2009 to Sep 2010 to look for the pattern of growth of aerobic organisms and their antibacterial susceptibility pattern in diabetic foot infections. The following Tables and Figures illustrate the results in detail.
Bacterial etiology of diabetic foot infections in South India.
Aragon-Sanchez, "Seminar review: a review of the basis of surgical treatment of diabetic foot infections," The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds, vol.
Deery et al., "Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections," Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol.
Diabetic foot infections. Bacteriology and activity of 10 oral antimicrobial agents against bacteria isolated from consecutive cases.
Benjamin Lipsky, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine and Chairman of the Infectious Disease Society of America Guidelines Committee on Diabetic Foot Infection, commented, "I think there is a clear need for a topical antimicrobial compound for treatment of mild diabetic foot infections.
Diabetic foot infections lead to hospitalisation and thereby financial loss.
Sagna et al., "Antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria isolated from diabetic foot infections and prospects for empiric antibiotic therapy in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)," Medecine et Sante Tropicales, vol.
Frequency of MRSA is increasing worldwide for which appropriate and aggressive therapy is required to control it.30 We found high frequency of MRSA among S aureus isolates which was also seen in a study on Microbiological study of diabetic foot infections14 and a study on Microbiology at first visit of moderate-to-severe diabetic foot infection with antimicrobial activity and a survey of quinolone monotherapy.25
SAN DIEGO -- This has been a banner year for various expert panels to weigh in on the treatment of diabetic foot infections, with three major organizations each releasing systematic reviews.
Discussion: Diabetic foot infection is an important complication of DM due to impaired quality of life, loss of work, developement of psychosocial trauma, increased frequency and duration of hospitalization, increased cost of treatment recently.