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, Benjamin A Lipsky

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In this longitudinal study of 1666 persons with diabetes, there was an observed trend toward an increased risk for amputation (chi(2) test for trend, 108.0; P<.001), higher-level amputation (chi(2) test for trend, 113.3; P<.001), and lower extremity-related hospitalization (chi(2) 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-5
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2007

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