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The growing costs and consequences of diabetic foot ulcers

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The growing costs and consequences of diabetic foot ulcers

Vijay Viswanathan
19 October 2021

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are one of the most feared complications in diabetes. Neuropathy and ischaemia are two common pathologies of the foot in pateints with diabetes, which can lead to the typical features of foot ulceration and Charcot neuroarthropathy. Secondary infection can eventually result in amputation (minor or major) and increased mortality. All of these features contribute to considerable clinical and economic burden.

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