[Skin lesions in the diabetic foot]

Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2012 Jun;103(5):348-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ad.2011.08.005. Epub 2011 Dec 15.
[Article in Spanish]


In diabetic foot syndrome, a series of complications of late-stage diabetes affect the foot. These complications, which culminate in foot amputation, include peripheral vascular disease and neuropathy, Charcot arthropathy, plantar ulceration, and osteomyelitis. In recent years, the medical community has paid greater attention to diabetic foot syndrome, and our understanding of its pathophysiology and management has advanced. Although the podiatrist is charged with caring for the diabetic foot, as dermatologists we occasionally act as consultants. This review therefore offers dermatologists an update on the causes and management of skin lesions in the diabetic foot.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetic Foot* / complications
  • Diabetic Foot* / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Foot* / etiology
  • Diabetic Foot* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Skin Diseases* / complications
  • Skin Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases* / etiology
  • Skin Diseases* / therapy