In diabetes patients, 2-step method diagnoses bone infection

03/26/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Osteomyelitis was accurately detected in a study of patients with diabetes and a foot ulcer but no signs of a soft-tissue infection, using a SPECT/CT scan followed by a bedside bone puncture in patients with positive scans, a small study found. The method is less invasive and reduces unneeded antibiotics, researchers reported in the journal Diabetes Care.

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