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 (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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-565
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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