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  1. Diabetic foot

    A diabetic foot is a foot that exhibits any pathology that results directly from diabetes mellitus or any long-term complication of diabetes mellitus. Presence of several characteristic diabetic foot pathologies is called diabetic foot syndrome. These are thus umbrella terms. The most serious foot complications in diabetes are: ⁕Diabetic foot ulceration. It occurs in 15% of all patients with diabetes and precedes 84% of all diabetes-related lower leg amputations. ⁕Diabetic foot infections ⁕Neuropathic osteoarthropathy of the foot

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  1. Diabetic Foot

    Common foot problems in persons with DIABETES MELLITUS, caused by any combination of factors such as DIABETIC NEUROPATHIES; PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASES; and INFECTION. With the loss of sensation and poor circulation, injuries and infections often lead to severe foot ulceration, GANGRENE and AMPUTATION.

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