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Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Jun 10;17(6). pii: E917. doi: 10.3390/ijms17060917.

Neuropathy and Diabetic Foot Syndrome.

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1
Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetology and Geriatric Medicine, Klinikum Stuttgart-Krankenhaus Bad Cannstatt, Prie├čnitzweg 24, 70374 Stuttgart, Germany. m.thole@klinikum-stuttgart.de.
2
Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetology and Geriatric Medicine, Klinikum Stuttgart-Krankenhaus Bad Cannstatt, Prie├čnitzweg 24, 70374 Stuttgart, Germany. r.lobmann@klinikum-stuttgart.de.

Abstract

Diabetic foot ulceration is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus worldwide and the most common cause of hospitalization in diabetic patients. The etiology of diabetic foot ulcerations is complex due to their multifactorial nature; in the pathophysiology of diabetic foot ulceration polyneuropathy is important. Proper adherence to standard treatment strategies and interdisciplinary cooperation can reduce the still high rates of major amputations.

KEYWORDS:

diabetic foot; multidisciplinary team; neuropathy; wound healing

PMID:
27294922
PMCID:
PMC4926450
DOI:
10.3390/ijms17060917
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