UCSD's Catalog of Clinical Images
Diabetic Foot Infection: Long standing, poorly controlled diabetes
has led to peripheral arterial
disease and neuropathy. These disorders put patient at risk for the severe infection seen in the right foot.
The distal aspect of the second toe is black and draining yellow pus as a result of deep infection and
tissue death (gangrene). The skin is red as result of cellulitis. Note that patient has already lost left great toe
to similar past infection.
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