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Larijani B, Forouzandeh F. DIABETIC FOOT DISORDERS. ijdld. 2003; 2 (2) :93-103
URL: http://ijdld.tums.ac.ir/article-1-463-en.html

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Diabetes mellitus is characterized by several adverse consequences among which diabetic foot is a major complication. With a life long incidence of 15%, diabetic foot is accountable for more than 50% of non-traumatic lower limb amputations. Regular care, proper footwear and early treatment, but, have proved effective measures in preventing such outcome. The problem and features as infection, ulceration, or gangrene. Neuropathy, poor circulation, and decreased resistance to infection are the three major contributors to the development of diabetic foot which when present, foot deformities or minor trauma can readily lead to ulceration and infection. Not all diabetic foots are preventable, but appropriate preventive measures can dramatically reduce their occurrence.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Published: 2013/09/10

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