Tropical diabetic hand syndrome: prevention through education
Keywords: Tropical Diabetic Hand Syndrome
AbstractTropical diabetic hand syndrome describes an acute symptom complex found in patients with diabetes in the tropics, usually following minor trauma to the hand. Two different patients, both previously diagnosed with diabetes, suddenly developed an abscess of the hand that progressively worsened, and became an ulcer that was difficult, to manage at the referring private hospitals. The hands and lives of both patients were saved. The frequency of these cases appears to be increasing. Aggressive glycaemic control is a vital control measure for upper limb sepsis. Education remains the most important preventive tool in underdeveloped countries, and should remain an integral part of prevention.
How to Cite
Akhuemokhan, K., Okokhere, P., Echekwube, P., & Bakpa, F. (2011). Tropical diabetic hand syndrome: prevention through education. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 24(4), 205-208. Retrieved from http://sajcn.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/SAJCN/article/view/553
Short Reports or Scientific Letters
Material submitted for publication in the South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition (SAJCN) is accepted provided it has not been published elsewhere. Copyright forms will be sent with acknowledgement of receipt and the SAJCN reserves copyright of the material published.
The SAJCN does not hold itself responsible for statements made by the authors.