In the January/February 2010 issue (volume 49, number 1, pp 43-46) of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Dr Fonkoue Loic, was incorrectly listed as Dr. Fonfoe Loic in the article ‘‘Limb-threatening and life-threatening diabetic extremities: clinical patterns and outcomes in 56 patients.'’ The Journal regrets the error.
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- Limb-threatening and Life-threatening Diabetic Extremities: Clinical Patterns and Outcomes in 56 PatientsThe Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryVol. 49Issue 1
- PreviewLimb- and life-threatening hand and foot infections in diabetic patients account for a large proportion of amputations and a substantial number of deaths. Between August 2006 and the end of July 2008, we conducted a prospective cohort study of consecutive diabetic patients with serious hand or foot infections, in an effort to identify clinical patterns and outcomes related to the treatment of these infections. Infections were categorized as dry, gas, and wet gangrene; necrotizing fasciitis or cellulitis; acute extensive osteomyelitis; and any of these infections involving the hand.