Fisiopatologia clinica del piede diabetico

Translated title of the contribution: The clinical pathophysiology of diabetic foot

F. Gallo, B. Salani, C. Mazzucchelli, C. Bordone, L. Fontana, D. Maggi, R. Cordera

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Diabetic foot is a severe complication of diabetes mellitus that may affect up to 25% of patients in the course of their lifetime, with far-reaching effects on their quality of life, incidence of hospitalization, loss of independence, and even survival. It results from the interaction of the chronic micro- and macroangiopathic complications of diabetes, with a substantial role of neuropathy. This article reviews the pathophysiological mechanisms triggering these complications, how they interact and eventually lead to diabetic foot, and the therapeutic prospects - starting from prevention.

Translated title of the contributionThe clinical pathophysiology of diabetic foot
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)22-31
Number of pages10
JournalGiornale Italiano di Diabetologia e Metabolismo
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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