Rare mimic of pedal osteomyelitis in a patient with diabetes

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Authors: Kumar,S.;Kyi,M.;Wraight,P. R.

Publication: Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association

Year: 2015

 

ABSTRACT:

Diabetic foot infections are an important cause of hospitalization, health expenditure and mortality. Bone biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosing diabetic foot osteomyelitis [1] but it is not routinely performed in most centres. Instead, a combination of history, examination, biochemical and radiological findings are used to make the diagnosis. Here, we report a case mimicking diabetic foot osteomyelitis, where the histology was crucial in acquiring the correct diagnosis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

  • Listing ID: 4643
  • Author/s: Kumar,S.;Kyi,M.;Wraight,P. R.
  • Publication: Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association
  • Year: 2015