Chapter V: Diabetic foot.

@article{Lepntalo2011ChapterVD,
  title={Chapter V: Diabetic foot.},
  author={Mauri J. A. Lep{\"a}ntalo and Jan Apelqvist and Carlo Setacci and J. B. Ricco and Giammarco de Donato and Frank Becker and Helia Robert-Ebadi and Piergiorio Cao and Henning H Eckstein and Paola de Rango and Nicolas Diehm and Juerg Schmidli and Martin Teraa and Frans L. Moll and Florian Sebastian Dick and Alun H Davies},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S60-74
        }
}
Ulcerated diabetic foot is a complex problem. Ischaemia, neuropathy and infection are the three pathological components that lead to diabetic foot complications, and they frequently occur together as an aetiologic triad. Neuropathy and ischaemia are the initiating factors, most often together as neuroischaemia, whereas infection is mostly a consequence. The role of peripheral arterial disease in diabetic foot has long been underestimated as typical ischaemic symptoms are less frequent in… CONTINUE READING
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