Diabetic Septic Foot in Omdurman Teaching Hospital

  • MA Adam
  • AA Hamza
  • AE Ibrahim

Abstract

Objective: To audit the management of diabetic septic foot [DSF] lesions in Omdurman Teaching Hospital, usingWagner classification. Patients and methods: This is a retrospective study on 208 patients with DSF admitted to Omdurman Teaching Hospital, Sudan between June 2006 and May 2007. Data were analyzed manually

Results: The male to female ratio was 2:1. The mean age± SD was 56 ± 12.35 year. 16.8% patients were grade 1. 33 (15.9%) patients were grade 2. grades 3, 4, 5 patients were 66 (37 %), 38 (18.3%) and 36 (17.3%) respectively. Major lower limb amputation and mortality were 19.2%, and 6.7% respectively.

Conclusion: Preventive measures for patients at risk are highly needed as well early presentation is
encouraged when ulcer develops in diabetic foot to avoid subsequent complications.

Key words: Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetic septic foot, amputation

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