Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by Egyptian Doctor, Sep 19, 2011.
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is it diabetic foot disease.
Diabetic foot ulcers
A sharply defined, deep cut out, non-healing ( no granulation tissue visible in the base) ulcer, symmetrically located on the pressure points of both feet, suggests that this is a 'neurogenic aka trophic ulcer'.
The mechanism of such a ulcer is repeated injury or pressure in an area which has lost the appreciation of pain.
The neurological conditions which predispose to formation of such an ulcer includes -
1) Diabetes mellitus ( most common )
2) Alcoholic peripheral neuritis
3) Tabes Dorsalis
4) Spina Bifida
6) peripheral nerve injury
Answer : Diabetic Foot
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