Author(s): Finkelstein B, Kamble R, Ferdinando E, Mobarakai N
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Abstract Gas-producing diabetic foot infections are limb-threatening emergencies commonly encountered by foot and ankle surgeons. Appropriate treatment includes aggressive surgical debridement, parenteral antibiotics, and postoperative wound care. The authors present a unique case of a patient who refused treatment for a deep-space gas-producing infection, resulting in autoamputation of the foot. The authors also discuss the confusion surrounding the definition of gas gangrene.
This article was published in J Foot Ankle Surg
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research