Aetiology of diabetic foot ulceration.

A. Ramani, G. N. Kundaje

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A prospective study of 150 diabetic patients was undertaken with the aim of determining the factors associated with the development of foot ulcerations. Seventy five patients had foot ulceration and 75 had no foot lesions. Peripheral (78.7%) and autonomic (38.7%) neuropathy were more commonly found in the "ulcer" group, as were vascular insufficiency (49.3%) and hyperlipidaemia (60%). Renal failure (9.3%) and ketoacidosis (20%) were also commoner in patients with foot ulceration. Most, if not all, of the aetiological factors are related to prolonged uncontrolled hyperglycaemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-845
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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