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|Title:||Infection in diabetic foot|
|Citation:||Bose, K. (1978). Infection in diabetic foot. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 7 (4) : 359-363. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||300 cases of diabetic gangrene were reviewed so as to outline the pattern of major foot infections in diabetics. Major foot infections in diabetic could be divided into 3 broad groups: 1) plantar space infection; 2) dorsal cellulitis; and 3) perforating ulcers. Plantar space infection was the most common type in these cases and had the worst prognosis. In the management of these cases, early drainage of pus with excision of all dead and necrotic tissue with adequate high doses of parenteral antibiotics was the treatment of choice. Of the 300 cases, only 120 required a major amputation requiring prosthetic replacement. Undoubtedly, with meticulous care and attention to details, more feet could be saved in the diabetic patients.|
|Source Title:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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