Infected Decubitus Ulcers and Limb-Threatening Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Infected Decubitus Ulcers and Limb-Threatening Diabetic Foot Ulcers is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles

  • Infections are usually polymicrobial. Superficial swab cultures are unreliable. Instead, deep tissue cultures obtained after wound debridement are preferred.
  • Osteomyelitis is a frequent complication and should be excluded.

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