A Study on Clinical Profile of Patients with Diabetic Foot
Author(s): Dr. Anantha Yadava and Dr. Munji Gururaj
Abstract: Diabetes is a worldwide problem. A majority of diabetic patients develop foot ulcers in one point of time or other during the course of their illness. A significant number of such patients will require long-term hospital treatment and amputations. The etiopathogenesis of diabetic foot lesions are multifactorial. This study was conducted comprising of 100 patients of Diabetic foot in the Department of Surgery at Medical College. All the patients with Diabetes Mellitus presenting with foot ulcers, infection of foot and gangrene of foot. Incidence of Ulcer was common in patients with 6-10yrs of diabetes (36.53%), followed by 2-5 yrs group (26.92%). Gangrene was found more in 11-15 yrs group (30.43%), while incidence of abscess was relatively same among all groups, while incidence of cellulitis was common among 6-10 yrs group.