Neuropathic ulcers: a focused review

Brittany Urso, Mondana Ghias, Anan John, Amor Khachemoune (Coresponding Author)

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Abstract

Neuropathic ulcers or diabetic foot ulcers are preventable ulcers associated with diabetes mellitus. These ulcers occur in the setting of unrecognized trauma, peripheral neuropathy, and foot deformities; however, they are often complicated by peripheral arterial disease and infection. Approximately 15% of individuals with a neuropathic ulcer require limb amputation as a result of infection. Not only are neuropathic ulcers a burden to the patient but also to the economy. The cost of diabetic foot ulcer care is approximately $1.38 billion per year. This makes neuropathic ulcers an important therapeutic target. This review presents the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, evaluation, management, and prevention of neuropathic ulcers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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