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Imaging of diabetic foot infections.
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PMID:  24296017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Complications from diabetic foot infections are a leading cause of nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations. Nearly 85% of these amputations result from an infected foot ulcer. Osteomyelitis is present in approximately 20% of diabetic foot infections. It is imperative that clinicians make quick and successful diagnoses of diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) because a delay in treatment may lead to worsening outcomes. Imaging studies, such as plain films, bone scans, musculoskeletal ultrasound, computerized tomography scans, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography scans, aid in the diagnosis. However, there are several mimickers of DFO, which present problems to making a correct diagnosis.
Robert Fridman; Tzvi Bar-David; Stewart Kamen; Ronald B Staron; David K Leung; Michael J Rasiej
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-2302     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604974     Medline TA:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Podiatric Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:
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