Diabetic Foot: Even The Most Innocent may Turn into A Threat
Musa Salmanoglu 1, Yalçın Önem 2 *
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1 Department of Internal Medicine, İzmir Military Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydapaşa Teaching Hospital, 34668, Istanbul, Turkey
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Abstract

Diabetic peripheral sensory neuropathy leading to insensate foot is a well-recognized complication of the diabetes mellitus. Herein, we report a patient with diabetic neuropathy who developed foot ulcer as a result of careless removal of a tape from the patient’s skin. Health professionals should bear in mind that diabetic patients are extremely vulnerable to injury and require extreme vigilance.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.15197/sabad.1.11.50

EUR J GEN MED, 2014 - Volume 11 Issue 2, pp. 117-118

Publication date: 15 Apr 2014

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