J Korean Diabetes > Volume 12(2); 2011 > Article
The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2011;12(2):80-82.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/kcd.2011.12.2.80    Published online June 1, 2011.
당뇨병성 족부질환의 발생기전
Pathogenesis of the Diabetic Foot Disease.
Doo Man Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Medical Center, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea. dm@hallym.or.kr
Diabetic foot disease is a major health problem affecting people with diabetes in developed countries, as well as in many developing countries. In people with diabetes the lifetime risk of developing diabetic foot ulcer is about 25%, and this risk may be increased in elderly people with type 2 diabetes. Although the prevalence and severity of diabetic foot disease varies in different regions, peripheral neuropathy is the common pathway leading to ulceration or diabetic foot disease across regions. The pathogenesis and related factors of diabetic foot disease are briefly described in this report.
Key Words: Diabetic foot, Pathogenesis, Neuropathy, Peripheral arterial disease

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