[Early development of Charcot neuroarthropathy in the course of compensated diabetes mellitus--case report].Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2004 Jun; 111(6):709-13.PA
Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN)--chronic and progressive, destructive disease of bones and joints, which develops on the background of neuropathy, is late and uncommon complication of diabetes. It occurs almost exclusively in patients with a mean duration of diabetes at least 10 years. We report the case of woman, who developed an acute phase of CN 11 months after recognition of diabetes. Because of recent recognition of diabetes and good glycaemic control, CN wasn't considered in the differential diagnosis of swelling, pain and warmth of feet. The initial diagnosis was missed, leading in few months, to development of irreversible deformity of both feet.