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Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA) Risk Score of Lipsky et al for a Patient with a Diabetic Foot Infection

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Dermatology
Endocrinology
General Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery

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Lipsky et al developed a risk score for predicting lower extremity amputation in a diabetic patient admitted for a diabetic foot infection. This can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Veterans Administration Pugent Sound Health Care System, University of Washington Seattle, Medical College of Wisconsin, Harvard Medical School and CareFusion (Marlborough, Massachusetts).

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