Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 2;8(7):ofab172. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofab172. eCollection 2021 Jul.
Inpatients with culture-positive diabetic foot infections are at elevated risk for subsequent invasive infection with the same causative organism. In outpatients with index diabetic foot ulcers, we found that wound culture positivity was independently associated with increased odds of 1-year admission for systemic infection when compared with culture-negative wounds.