What is the mortality and morbidity of diabetic foot ulcers?

Updated: Oct 15, 2020
  • Author: Tanzim Khan, DPM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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People with diabetes who have ulcerations are at 2.5 times higher risk of death at 5 years, versus those without ulcerations. [24] While patients who have had a diabetes-related amputation have a 70% risk of mortality at 5 years, those on dialysis have an even greater risk, at 74%. [25]


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