Diabetic Foot Infections: Current Diagnosis and Treatment

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a global epidemic, and diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is one of its most serious and costly complications. DFUs result from a complex interaction of a number of risk factors. Once the protective layer of skin is broken, deep tissues are exposed to bacterial infection that progresses rapidly.

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EPE Diabetic Foot Infections: Current Diagnosis and Treatment, The Journal of Diabetic Foot Complications, 2012; Volume 4, Issue 2, No. 1, Pages 26-45

FACULDADE DE MEDICINA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA, General Surgery Department, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central.

Authors: JJ Mendes, J Neves