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The cost of wounds

15 October 2013

<p>In this issue of Wounds International, the focus is on the diabetic foot ulcer, and there are a number of interesting articles included by authors from different countries offering a global perspective on the topic. Prevention and protection is the priority for all wounds, and it is of paramount importance that efforts are made to care for the foot and avoid skin damage. Foot care may include the management of fungal infection, which is addressed in Paul Chadwick’s “ten top tips” (page 12). Paul explains that fungal infection will only be cured with intervention, and discusses the choice of treatments available. We are delighted that Benjamin Lipsky from the US has written the guest editorial for this issue (page 4), and he discusses where we are now in relation to diabetic foot infection. He notes that “foot infection is the most common and costly complication of diabetes”.</p>

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