Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of diabetic foot ulcers?

Updated: Oct 15, 2020
  • Author: Tanzim Khan, DPM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The classic diabetic trophic ulcer must be distinguished from various other problems that tend to occur in persons with diabetes, such as diabetic dermopathy, bullosis diabeticorum, eruptive xanthoma, necrobiosis lipoidica, and granuloma annulare.

The leg pain of peripheral arterial disease must be distinguished from other causes of leg pain, such as arthritis, muscle pain, radicular pain, spinal cord compression, thrombophlebitis, anemia, and myxedema.

Diabetic neuropathy should be distinguished from other forms of neuropathy, including vasculitic neuropathies, metabolic neuropathies, autonomic neuropathy, radiculopathy, and many others.


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