Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Case Presentations
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In the previous chapter, we have learnt about various foot complications in diabetes mellitus which is collectively known as the diabetic foot syndrome. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are the most devastating foot complications that affect an individual in all aspects of life. In this chapter, we shall focus on few case histories of patients with diabetic foot ulceration along with their clinical presentation. This would be very useful for readers to understand the clinical presentation on DFU, its associated problems, overall ill effects of diabetes mellitus for DFS which could also affect other domains of life significantly. We shall only present the case history of few patients here and deal with possible non-surgical management techniques in the upcoming chapters. The patients were recruited for a research study at Centre for Diabetic Foot Care, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, India.