Some historical aspects of diabetic foot disease.

  • Henry Connor
  • Published 2008 in Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews

Abstract

During the 19th century and for much of the 20th century, disease of the lower limb in diabetic patients was conceptualized not, as it is now, as 'the diabetic foot' or as 'a diabetic foot ulcer' but as 'gangrene in the diabetic foot' or as 'diabetic gangrene'. The prognostically and therapeutically important distinction between gangrene due to vascular… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/dmrr.838

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