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Diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy: The diagnosis must be considered in all diabetic neuropathic patients presenting with a hot, swollen foot.
N Z Med J. 2015 Oct 16; 128(1423):77-80.NZ

Abstract

The diagnosis of diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) is challenging. This is especially true early in the disease process, when its classical presentation of an acutely inflamed foot may masquerade as other more common lower limb conditions. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment reduces the risk of CN causing permanent incapacitating foot deformity or amputation. We report two cases in which the diagnosis was delayed, resulting in long-term sequelae. These cases highlight the importance of considering CN in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who present with a red, hot, and swollen foot.

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Trainee Intern, Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. albib517@student.otago.ac.nz.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Letter

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26645758

Citation

Al-Busaidi, Ibrahim S., et al. "Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy: the Diagnosis Must Be Considered in All Diabetic Neuropathic Patients Presenting With a Hot, Swollen Foot." The New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 128, no. 1423, 2015, pp. 77-80.
Al-Busaidi IS, Mason R, Lunt H. Diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy: The diagnosis must be considered in all diabetic neuropathic patients presenting with a hot, swollen foot. N Z Med J. 2015;128(1423):77-80.
Al-Busaidi, I. S., Mason, R., & Lunt, H. (2015). Diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy: The diagnosis must be considered in all diabetic neuropathic patients presenting with a hot, swollen foot. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1423), 77-80.
Al-Busaidi IS, Mason R, Lunt H. Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy: the Diagnosis Must Be Considered in All Diabetic Neuropathic Patients Presenting With a Hot, Swollen Foot. N Z Med J. 2015 Oct 16;128(1423):77-80. PubMed PMID: 26645758.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy: The diagnosis must be considered in all diabetic neuropathic patients presenting with a hot, swollen foot. AU - Al-Busaidi,Ibrahim S, AU - Mason,Rhett, AU - Lunt,Helen, Y1 - 2015/10/16/ PY - 2015/12/10/entrez PY - 2015/12/10/pubmed PY - 2016/3/29/medline SP - 77 EP - 80 JF - The New Zealand medical journal JO - N Z Med J VL - 128 IS - 1423 N2 - The diagnosis of diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) is challenging. This is especially true early in the disease process, when its classical presentation of an acutely inflamed foot may masquerade as other more common lower limb conditions. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment reduces the risk of CN causing permanent incapacitating foot deformity or amputation. We report two cases in which the diagnosis was delayed, resulting in long-term sequelae. These cases highlight the importance of considering CN in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who present with a red, hot, and swollen foot. SN - 1175-8716 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26645758/Diabetic_Charcot_neuroarthropathy:_The_diagnosis_must_be_considered_in_all_diabetic_neuropathic_patients_presenting_with_a_hot_swollen_foot_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -