Bilateral neuroarthropathy 11 years after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant for Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Ho, Sebastian, Giddie, Jasdeep and Dhatariya, Ketan K. (2019) Bilateral neuroarthropathy 11 years after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant for Type 1 diabetes mellitus. AACE Clinical Case Reports, 5 (4). e259-e262. ISSN 2376-0605

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Abstract

Objective: To report a case of a man who developed bilateral Charcot arthropathic feet 11 years after a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant (SPKT) for type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM). The patient had remained normoglycemic after surgery. Methods: We present a retrospective review of the case notes and serial imaging. Results: The patient developed dense peripheral diabetic neuropathy due to poor glycemic control. His biochemical markers of DM all normalized following SPKT, and he was discharged by his primary and secondary care diabetes services. Eleven years later, he developed Charcot arthropathy in one foot and, within a month, the other foot as well. Conclusion: Individuals with DM who had preoperative end organ diabetes-related damage who went into biochemical remission after SPKT may be at risk for future complications. They should not be discharged from specialist diabetes services, and they need continued education about foot care.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2019 09:30
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 23:48
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72790
DOI: 10.4158/ACCR-2018-0408

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