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Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Alternate Names : Diabetic Foot Wound, Diabetic Neuropathic Ulceration, Mal Perforant Ulcer, Diabetic Dermal Ulcer, Diabetic Dermal Wound

Diabetic Foot Ulcer | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

Diabetic foot ulcers are usually first recognized by the affected individual. The advice of a healthcare provider should be sought immediately. The provider can diagnose the ulcer by looking at it. If the ulcer is draining fluid, a culture of the fluid may be sent to the laboratory to check for infection.

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Bill O'Halloran, DPM
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

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