Delayed Diagnosis of Bilateral Neuroarthropathy: Serious Impact on the Development of Charcot's Foot, a Case Report.Medicina (Kaunas). 2022 Nov 30; 58(12)M
Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) is a destructive complication of the joints in patients with diabetes and should be managed from the onset of the first symptoms to avoid joint deformity and the risk of amputating the affected joint. Here, we describe the case of a young 24-year-old patient living with type I diabetes who developed active bilateral CN in both tarsal joints. This case of neuroarthropathy was uncommon due to the bilateral presentation at the same level of the joint. Despite the patient consulting from the beginning of the symptoms, none of the physicians suspected or diagnosed CN, leading to a delay in management and the aggravation of bone destruction by CN. This highlights the importance of early management of CN with the need to refer people with suspected CN to specialised diabetic foot care centres.