Infected pressure and diabetic ulcers

Clin Geriatr Med. 1992 Nov;8(4):835-52.


Infected pressure and diabetic ulcers are encountered frequently by clinicians caring for the geriatric population. These infections are polymicrobial and are often complicated by sepsis syndrome and osteomyelitis. Together, these infections account for significant morbidity and mortality in elderly persons. A team approach to management is essential for the clinician, and efforts should focus primarily on prevention.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Foot Ulcer / complications*
  • Foot Ulcer / epidemiology
  • Foot Ulcer / therapy
  • Humans
  • Infections / epidemiology
  • Infections / etiology*
  • Infections / therapy
  • Pressure Ulcer / complications*
  • Pressure Ulcer / epidemiology
  • Pressure Ulcer / therapy
  • Prevalence
  • United States / epidemiology