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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2014 pp 389-395
Prospective Study of Infections of Foot in Diabetic Patients
Jaykar R. D.1, Kasabe P. S.2, Kakani N. V.3
1Associate Professor, 2Assitant Lecturer, 3Resident
Department of General Surgery, Dr. V. M. Government Medical College, Solapur, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K. R.
Background: Diabetes is one of the oldest diseases known to mankind. The Ebers Papyrus of 1500 B.C. mentions symptoms and suggests treatment of diabetes. The history of gangrene of the foot goes back to Biblical time, when, in Chronicles II, the first case of gangrene of the feet, perhaps due to diabetes, is described. Cases: We present a two year prospective study of 200 cases of diabetes mellitus having foot infections. Patients with diabetes came with various forms of foot lesion like single toe cellulitis to deep plantar abscess and ulcer to extensive foot cellulitis and gangrene. Blood sugar level, culture and sensitivity test, colourdoppler study done in these patients and appropriate treatment given. Patient s were educated about proper foot care at time of admission, during treatment and at time of discharge and follow up of these patients was done on OPD basis during the time period of our study.