Influence of Peripheral Neuropathy and Microangiopathy on Skin Hydration in the Feet of Patients With Diabetes Mellitus

Sik Namgoong, MD, PhD; Jong-Phil Yang, MD; Seung-Kyu Han, MD, PhD; Ye-Na Lee, MSc, RN, CWCN; Eun Sang Dhong, MD, PhD


Wounds. 2019;31(7):173-178. 

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The results of this study demonstrated that skin hydration is more influenced by microcirculation, rather than peripheral nerve function, in diabetic feet. This study may be the first to demonstrate a correlation between microcirculation and skin hydration in a large number of patients with diabetes treated using an identical management protocol at a single center.