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Skin Infections Complicated with Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Foot

Tomomitsu MIYAGAKI
Department of Dermatology, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine

Diabetes mellitus is a group of chronic metabolic disorders, in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Diabetes can cause many complications, resulting in deterioration of quality of life and shortening of life span. The number of patients with diabetes and health expenditure on diabetes keeps increasing. Thus, it is important to control a variety of complications of diabetes. Among them, dermatologists mainly deal with skin infections and diabetic foot, which can lead to death of patients or amputation of the leg. It is better not only for dermatologists to know about those complications for but also other medical staff. This review highlights the current knowledge of skin infections in patients with diabetes and diabetic foot.

Key words:diabetic foot, tinea pedis, necrotizing fasciitis, foot care, patient education


Received: August 8, 2017
Accepted: August 28, 2017

32 (6):337─343,2017

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