Neuropathic Ulcers



The most common cause of neuropathic ulceration to the lower limb is diabetes mellitus [1]. Primary neurological conditions (including multiple sclerosis and paraplegia), renal failure, chronic liver disease, alcohol excess, nutritional deficiencies, HIV, trauma, and surgery can also lead to peripheral neuropathy and hence to ulceration. Less common conditions that can result in neuropathic ulcers include chronic leprosy, spina bifida, syringomyelia, tabes dorsalis, poliomyelitis, and hereditary sensory and motor neuropathy (HSMN) commonly called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease [2, 3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diabetes and MedicineUnscheduled Care, Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation TrustWarringtonUK

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