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Hot Swollen Foot in a Man With Diabetes: Image IQ

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Acute stage Charcot foot is seen in a 55-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus. He has a history of peripheral neuroarthropathy with a 1-week history of a hot, swollen right foot. A radiograph of the foot revealed acute stage Charcot neuroarthropathy.

Acute stage Charcot foot is seen in a 55-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus. He has a history of peripheral neuroarthropathy with a 1-week history of a hot, swollen right foot. A radiograph of the foot revealed acute stage Charcot neuroarthropathy.

Which of the following statements about Charcot foot is/are true?

A. Misdiagnosis can lead to ulceration, loss of mobility and limb, and death.
B. Charcot neuroarthropathy usually affects persons with diabetes mellitus.
C. The acute stage resembles cellulitis.
D. Chronic Charcot foot resembles osteomyelitis.
E. All of the above are true.
F. A and B
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