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A 56 year old male with type 2 diabetes mellitus presents with severe pain in his shin after cutting it in the garden. On examination there is an area of erythema and swelling which is hot and tender to touch. It is extremely painful and tender even out with the erythematous area. He feels unwell and is tachycardic. Given the most likely diagnosis, what initial antibiotic regime is appropriate?

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