Risks from Wound Infections
More than half of diabetic foot ulcers become infected.¹
Foot infections are associated with increased frequency and length of hospitalization and risk of lower extremity amputation.²
Mortality after diabetes-related amputation exceeds 70% at 5 years.³
• A fast and accurate laboratory diagnosis is essential for successful treatment because 50% of the cases are misdiagnosed when relying on the clinical appearance only.⁴
• Complete concordance with conventional culture.⁴
• Threefold increase in species-specific detection of dermatophytes compared to culture alone.⁵
Identify dormant organism colonies that can
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1. Armstrong, et al, N Eng J Med 2017; Prompers et al, Diabetologia 2007.2. Bader, Mazen S., Diabetic Foot Infection, American Academy of Family Physicians, aafp.org/afp. 3. Armstrong, et al, N Engl J Med 2017;376:2367-75. 4. Gräser, Y et. al. Diagnostic PCR of dermatophytes – an overview. JDDG; 2012 • 10:721–725 5. Spiliopoulou A, Bartzavali C, Jelastopulu E, Anastassiou ED, Christofidou M. Evaluation of a commercial PCR test for the diagnosis of dermatophyte nail infections. J Med Microbiol. 2015 Jan;64(Pt 1):25-31. doi: 10.1099/jmm. 0.079962-0. Epub 2014 Nov 23. PMID: 25418736