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52 Possible Causes for Lower Extremity Cellulitis, Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, one form of diabetic neuropathy, affects the arms, hands, fingers, legs and feet.[] Abstract Peripheral neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes.[] In this review, we discuss the relationships between glycemic variability and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, focusing on somatosensory peripheral neuropathies rather than[]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Case report: We presented apical healing of the upper central incisor, retrofilled with TSC, in a diabetic patient (type 2 DM) with peripheral neuropathy.[] Also, there were significant changes in clinical findings for diabetic peripheral neuropathy.[] The Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument was used to identify peripheral neuropathy. Ankle brachial index was used to identify peripheral arterial disease (PAD).[]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    […] management of generic peripheral neuropathy.[] Peripheral neuropathy is a collective term that refers to damage to the peripheral nerves. It may occur due to myriad reasons.[] Nerve damage caused by injury can also be classified as peripheral neuropathy.[]

  • Leg Cellulitis

    Special consideration should be given to geriatric patients, in whom cellulitis of the lower extremities is more likely to develop into thrombophlebitis . deep cellulitis[] Generalized weakness, increased weight, diabetic neuropathy, any peripheral neuropathy and severe anemia can all cause lower leg pains.[] neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis.[]

  • Varicose Ulcer

    Compression therapy helps prevent reflux, decreases release of inflammatory cytokines, and reduces fluid leakage from capillaries, thereby controlling lower extremity edema[] Peripheral Neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy refers to damage of the peripheral nerves, which branch out from the brain and spine to the rest of the body.[] Associated findings include lower extremity varicosities, edema, venous dermatitis, and lipodermatosclerosis.[]

  • Venous Stasis Ulcer

    Compression therapy helps prevent reflux, decreases release of inflammatory cytokines, and reduces fluid leakage from capillaries, thereby controlling lower extremity edema[] Most of these ulcers are a direct result of loss of sensation secondary to peripheral neuropathy.[] extremity edema and VSU recurrence. 14,16 Goals of compression therapy are to reduce symptoms, prevent secondary complications, and slow disease progression. 14,16 In patients[]

  • Tinea Pedis

    Semel and Goldin describe 24 episodes of lower extremity cellulitis in 22 patients, 20 of which had tinea pedis [ 12 ].[] Unlike otherwise healthy individuals, people with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing these complications as they often present with some degree of peripheral[] Moist Conditions Complications Lower extremity cellulitis Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the subcutaneous layers of the skin, which usually stems from a skin lesion[]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Abstract A variety of conditions result in lower extremity edema, such as deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis, venous stasis insufficiency, and congestive heart failure (CHF)[] The fluids in the body can also accumulate quickly which could result to peripheral neuropathy or edema (severe swelling) of the ankles and feet.[]

  • Stasis Dermatitis

    Venous stasis symptomatology includes edematous swelling of the lower extremities that is usually limited to below the knee.[] (e.g., diabetic peripheral neuropathy ); or atypical infections such as nocardiosis , sporotrichosis , or mycobacterial infections.[] If these measures do not resolve the problem, preventive support stockings and leg elevation can be utilized to prevent the more serious problems of cellulitis and ulcerations[]

  • Hereditary Lymphedema

    She was advised to wear compression stockings and to avoid scratches or skin breakdowns in the lower extremities to prevent cellulitis.[] Source This whole time I thought I was coming down with neuropathy and kept getting tested for diabetes with negative results. What a relief!![] “par·es·the·si·a … ˌperəsˈTHēZH(ē)ə/ nounMEDICINE an abnormal sensation, typically tingling or pricking (“pins and needles”), caused chiefly by pressure on or damage to peripheral[]

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