S. Sunil Kumar, M. Keerthana, S. Irfan
Abstract: Diabetic foot ulcers were mainly caused due to the microbial infection. In diabetic patients the microorganisms undergo the process of feeding the sugar & affecting the surrounding tissues damaging the foot. Gangrene occurs due to the reduced blood supply in the body tissues which leads to necrosis. This condition is mainly arises during infectious state & majorly in diabetic patients. In this case study the patient was having diabetic foot with gas gangrene a surgical amputation was performed to prevent the spread of infection to other tissues. The patient developed a small bleb over the dorsal aspect of the left lower limb on the 5th toe which eventually get ruptured & later developed discoloration of the 5th toe. The patient was treated with several antibiotics, insulin therapy & certain dressings to reduce the infection & healing of the wound.
Keywords: Amputation, Epithelization, angiogenesis, devasting, cellulitis