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An Overview on Diabetic Foot Infections, including Issues Related to Associated Pain, Hyperglycemia and Limb Ischemia

[ Vol. 24 , Issue. 12 ]

Author(s):

Ilker Uckay*, Francois R. Jornayvaz, Dan Lebowitz, Giacomo Gastaldi, Karim Gariani and Benjamin A. Lipsky   Pages 1243 - 1254 ( 12 )

Abstract:


Factors strongly related to the risk of developing diabetic foot infections include vascular, neuropathic and hyperglycemic complications of long-standing diabetes mellitus. These infections are common and serious, posing a worldwide burden on administrative providers of healthcare, patients and physicians. The most appropriate approach to these infections is with a multidisciplinary team. This subchapter summarizes the current state-of the-art concerning therapy, and scientific knowledge, for peripheral arterial insufficiency, hyperglycemia, and peripheral neuropathy of the diabetic foot, with an emphasis on the infectious complications.

Keywords:

Diabetic foot infection, hyperglycemia, ischemia, pain, diabetes mellitus, peripheral neuropathy.

Affiliation:

Service of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Diabetic Foot Infection Pathway, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Service of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Diabetic Foot Infection Pathway, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Service of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Service of Infectious Diseases, Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva



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