Journal Article

Validation of the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Diabetic Foot Infection Classification System

Lawrence A. Lavery, David G. Armstrong, Douglas P. Murdoch, Edgar J. G. Peters and Benjamin A. Lipsky

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 4, pages 562-565
Published in print February 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/511036
Validation of the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Diabetic Foot Infection Classification System

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In this longitudinal study of 1666 persons with diabetes, there was an observed trend toward an increased risk for amputation (χ2 test for trend, 108.0; P < .001), higher-level amputation (χ2 test for trend, 113.3; P < .001), and lower extremity—related hospitalization (χ2 test for trend, 118.6; P < .001) with increasing infection severity. The Infectious Diseases Society of America's foot infection classification system may be a useful tool for grading foot infections.

Journal Article.  2061 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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