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  • PG Tawalkar

    Editorial – The Diabetic Foot

    JAPI, Vol.49, May 2001, p. 509



    The diabetic foot is one of the commonest complications of diabetes. The major factors involved in the causation are ischemia, neuropathy and infection. Delayed wound healing, dyslipidemias and tobacco worsen the problems in addition to impaired sensation. The dry fissured skin is the portal of entry for microorganisms and can lead to osteomyelitis. Very vigorous antibiotic treatment is required for diabetic foot infections, and surgical incision and drainage are important. Needless to say that control of blood glucose is important but surgical procedures should start even before complete blood sugar control



           



 

   

Speciality Spotlight

   

   
Surgery
   

 

Diabetes
  

  • PG Tawalkar
    Editorial – The Diabetic Foot
    JAPI, Vol.49, May 2001, p. 509

    The diabetic foot is one of the commonest complications of diabetes. The major factors involved in the causation are ischemia, neuropathy and infection. Delayed wound healing, dyslipidemias and tobacco worsen the problems in addition to impaired sensation. The dry fissured skin is the portal of entry for microorganisms and can lead to osteomyelitis. Very vigorous antibiotic treatment is required for diabetic foot infections, and surgical incision and drainage are important. Needless to say that control of blood glucose is important but surgical procedures should start even before complete blood sugar control

           

 

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