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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article

An Overview on Diabetic Foot Infections, including Issues Related to Associated Pain, Hyperglycemia and Limb Ischemia

Author(s): Ilker Uckay*, Francois R. Jornayvaz, Dan Lebowitz, Giacomo Gastaldi, Karim Gariani and Benjamin A. Lipsky

Volume 24 , Issue 12 , 2018

Page: [1243 - 1254] Pages: 12

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180302145754

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Factors strongly related to the risk of developing diabetic foot infections include vascular, neuropathic and hyperglycemic complications of long-standing diabetes mellitus. These infections are common and serious, posing a worldwide burden on administrative providers of healthcare, patients and physicians. The most appropriate approach to these infections is with a multidisciplinary team. This subchapter summarizes the current state-of the-art concerning therapy, and scientific knowledge, for peripheral arterial insufficiency, hyperglycemia, and peripheral neuropathy of the diabetic foot, with an emphasis on the infectious complications.

Keywords: Diabetic foot infection, hyperglycemia, ischemia, pain, diabetes mellitus, peripheral neuropathy.

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