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ea0020p373 | Diabetes and Cardiovascular | ECE2009

Hyperhomocysteinemia may be a risk factor for diabetic foot ulcer development

Solmaz Soner , Erdogan Mehmet , Kulaksizoglu Mustafa , Ganidagli Sencer , Kosenli Aybike , Sakalli Hakan , Canataroglu Abdullah

Background: Diabetic foot ulcer and lower extremity amputation are leading causes of mortality and morbidity in diabetic patients. Diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease are major reasons for diabetic foot ulcer. Most of the studies showed that hyperhomocystinemia is related with microvascular and macrovascular complications in diabetic patients. Also hyperhomocysteinemia is related to poor ulcer healing. In this study, we investigated the relationship of hyperhom...