A Rare Cause of Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Polydactyly

Hatice İNCEBIYIK, Hüseyin KARAASLAN, Atilla ÇİFTÇİ, Mehmet Ali EREN, Tevfik SABUNCU
2019 Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Case Reports  
he risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) in a lifetime is nearly 25% for diabetic patients. 1 DFU usually developed due to diabetic neuropathy (DNP). Loss of sensation in DNP makes patients vulnerable to trauma and loss of sweating due to autonomic neuropathy causes the dry skin. 2 Furthermore, muscle atrophy and deformity due to motor neuropathy is another important risk factor for DFU. 2 Polydactyly has been reported as a risk factor for DFU only in one report until now.
doi:10.5336/caserep.2018-63782 fatcat:n74c6inombhsxekjh4k2z7vrru