TABLE 1

Patients’ Characteristics

CharacteristicValue
Number of patients
 Men12
 Women1
Involved foot
 Left7
 Right6
Age (y)
 Mean ± SD62.2 ± 10.9
 Range50–89
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mm/h)
 Mean ± SD56.8 ± 37.7
 Range2.9–116
C-reactive protein (mg/L)
 Mean ± SD6.2 ± 5.7
 Range1.2–15.4
Leukocytes (109/L)
 Mean ± SD7.3 ± 1.4
 Range6–10
Days of antibiotic therapy
 Mean45
 Range30–60