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IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 792-796

Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region

Authors: Wafi Alahmary, Riyadh Al Hadi, Ali Alshehri, Hassan Alshehri, Mohammed Alshehri, Abdulrhman Alshihri, Abdulrahman Alshahrani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Diabetes mellitus) is a common health problem worldwide associated with several complications, such as diabetic foot ulcers. The current study aimed to assess the prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in the Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was conducted among adult patients, who visited a diabetic foot clinic from 15 November 2012 to 22 September 2017. A total of 359 patientsí records were enrolled to improve reliability. Results: The majority of the patients (73.5%) were male; the highest percentage of patients (74.7%) was without previous amputation. Approximately, 94.2% of the patients had type 2 diabetes mellitus and trauma was the leading cause of diabetic foot ulcer with 47.1%, followed by tinea (21.1%). The lowest cause of diabetic foot ulcers was dryness (5.6%) and blisters (5.3%). Conclusion: The current study was close to the global ratio with regard to the prevalence of diabetic foot ulcers, wherein this issue exists in most countries of the world with a high prevalence score found in Asian countries.

Keywords:
Diabetic mellitus, foot dorsum, foot sole, hyperglycemia, Type-1 DM, Type-2 DM


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Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region


Authors
Wafi Alahmary
College of Medicine, King Khalid University (KKU), Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh Al Hadi
College of Medicine, King Khalid University (KKU), Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Alshehri
College of Medicine, King Khalid University (KKU), Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Hassan Alshehri
College of Medicine, King Khalid University (KKU), Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Alshehri
College of medicine,King Khalid University(KKU), Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrhman Alshihri
College of Medicine, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Alshahrani
College of Medicine, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University (IMBSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Wafi Alahmary, College of Medicine, King Khalid University (KKU), Abha, Saudi Arabia.; wafialahmry@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 17 Jun 2020
Accepted 04 Feb 2021
Published online 20 Feb 2021
Published in print 04 Mar 2021

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Alahmary W, Hadi RA, Alshehri A, Alshehri H, Alshehri M, Alshihri A, Alshahrani A. Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 792-796. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592254005


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Alahmary W, Hadi RA, Alshehri A, Alshehri H, Alshehri M, Alshihri A, Alshahrani A. Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=115404 [Access: April 22, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592254005


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Alahmary W, Hadi RA, Alshehri A, Alshehri H, Alshehri M, Alshihri A, Alshahrani A. Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 792-796. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592254005


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Alahmary W, Hadi RA, Alshehri A, Alshehri H, Alshehri M, Alshihri A, Alshahrani A. Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region. IJMDC. (2021), [cited April 22, 2021]; 5(3): 792-796. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592254005


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Alahmary, W., Hadi, . R. A., Alshehri, . A., Alshehri, . H., Alshehri, . M., Alshihri, . A. & Alshahrani, . A. (2021) Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region. IJMDC, 5 (3), 792-796. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592254005


Turabian Style

Alahmary, Wafi, Riyadh Al Hadi, Ali Alshehri, Hassan Alshehri, Mohammed Alshehri, Abdulrhman Alshihri, and Abdulrahman Alshahrani. 2021. Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 792-796. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592254005


Chicago Style

Alahmary, Wafi, Riyadh Al Hadi, Ali Alshehri, Hassan Alshehri, Mohammed Alshehri, Abdulrhman Alshihri, and Abdulrahman Alshahrani. "Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 792-796. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592254005


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alahmary, Wafi, Riyadh Al Hadi, Ali Alshehri, Hassan Alshehri, Mohammed Alshehri, Abdulrhman Alshihri, and Abdulrahman Alshahrani. "Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.3 (2021), 792-796. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592254005


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Alahmary, W., Hadi, . R. A., Alshehri, . A., Alshehri, . H., Alshehri, . M., Alshihri, . A. & Alshahrani, . A. (2021) Prevalence of diabetic foot ulcer risk factors and its etiology among non-amputated diabetic foot patients in Aseer region. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 792-796. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1592254005


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