Diabetic Foot Infection (DFI)
Severe

Severe

Duration of Therapy

Soft tissue only: 2-4 weeks

In case of bone or joint involvement:

  • Postamputation with no residual infected tissue: 2-5 days
  • Residual infected soft tissue (but not bone): 1-3 weeks
  • Residual infected (but viable) bone: 4-6 weeks (initial parenteral, then consider oral switch) 
  • No surgery, or residual dead bone postoperatively: ≥ 3 months (initial parenteral, then consider oral switch)