Treatment of uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections in the diabetic patient.

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Abstract

Diabetic neuropathy can lead to the development of ulcers on the lower extremities. Prompt treatment lowers the likelihood of infection and reduces the probability that an established infection will lead to amputation. Antibiotics are selected on the basis of the suspected organism and the level of infection. Unnecessary antibiotic prophylaxis is discouraged because it increases the likelihood that bacterial resistance to the antibiotic agent will develop. Culture samples must be taken by curettage of biopsy rather than by swabbing to assure detection of pathogens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
Volume4
Issue number6 Suppl
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Skin
Infection
Bacterial Drug Resistance
Curettage
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Diabetic Neuropathies
Amputation
Ulcer
Lower Extremity
Therapeutics
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Treatment of uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections in the diabetic patient. / Rich, Phoebe.

In: Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD, Vol. 4, No. 6 Suppl, 01.01.2005.

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