Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

June 15, 2012

Supplemental Implementation Tools

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Operating and recovery room, Outpatient

Intended Users

Podiatrist, epidemiology infection prevention, diabetes educator, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Diagnosis, Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D017719 - Diabetic Foot, D016523 - Foot Ulcer


osteomyelitis, diabetic foot infection, diabetic foot ulcer, diabetic foot, diabetes complications

Source Citation

Benjamin A. Lipsky, Anthony R. Berendt, Paul B. Cornia, James C. Pile, Edgar J. G. Peters, David G. Armstrong, H. Gunner Deery, John M. Embil, Warren S. Joseph, Adolf W. Karchmer, Michael S. Pinzur, Eric Senneville, 2012 Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 54, Issue 12, 15 June 2012, Pages e132–e173, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis346