Diabetic Foot Infection Treatment

Diabetic Foot Infection Treatment

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Compromise of the blood supply from microvascular disease, often in association with lack of sensation because of neuropathy, predisposes persons with diabetes mellitus to foot infections. These infections span the spectrum from simple, superficial cellulitis to chronic osteomyelitis. Diabetic foot infections typically take one of the following forms: Cellulitis Deep-skin and soft-tissue infections Acute osteomyelitis Chronic osteomyelitis Cellulitis Tender, erythematous, nonraised skin lesions are present, sometimes with lymphangitis Lymphangitis suggests group A streptococcal infection Bullae are typical of Staphylococcus aureus infection, but occasionally occur with group A streptococci

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