The effect of diabetes on the skin before and after ulceration

Weaving, Lesley, and Rasalam, Roy (2017) The effect of diabetes on the skin before and after ulceration. Diabetes & Primary Care Australia, 2 (2). pp. 75-79.

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Abstract

Diabetes affects the skin in many different ways at a microcirculatory level, making it more prone to injury and ulceration. These changes not only have an impact on healing but also on the resulting scar tissue, which is not as strong as the skin was prior to injury. Eight-five percent of amputations are preceded by ulceration, with re-ulceration rates reported to be as high as 70% after 5 years. This article looks at the changes that occur in the skin of people with diabetes and the importance of skin care before and after ulceration

Item ID: 50018
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
Keywords: healing, re-ulceration, scar tissue, skin
ISSN: 2397-2254
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 01:43
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110304 Dermatology @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110306 Endocrinology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920117 Skin and Related Disorders @ 50%
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