Usefulness of Procalcitonin in Diagnosing Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis

A Pilot Study

Venkat N. Vangaveti, PhD; Oliver G. Heyes, MD; Shaurya Jhamb, MD; Nagaraja Haleagrahara, PhD; Usman H. Malabu, MD, FACP, FRACP


Wounds. 2021;33(7):192-196. 

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The sensitivity of PCT in differentiating DFO from cellulitis was modest, which may be due to the small sample size in the study. Also, a larger sample size with specific location of osteomyelitis would enable a better analysis of diagnostic parameters in different regions of the foot; for example, forefoot vs midfoot or hindfoot infections with locations having a correlation with risk of amputations could be analyzed.