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Desideri-Vaillant C.,Federation of laboratory | Nedelec Y.,Federation of laboratory | Guichon J.-M.,Federation of laboratory | Le Louarn S.,Federation of laboratory | And 4 more authors.
Diabetes and Metabolism | Year: 2011

Staphylococcus simulans was identified as the aetiological agent of osteitis in a diabetic woman. Its identifying characteristics and antibiogram were confirmed. Diabetic foot frequently becomes infected and the spread of infection to bone is a major causal factor behind lower-limb amputation. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are essential in such cases. © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS.

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