Plasmapheresis in Diabetic Foot Syndrome Treatment
Keywords:diabetes mellitus, diabetic foot, ischemia, amputations, plasmapheresis.
The diabetic foot syndrome is one of the most significant complications of diabetes mellitus and frequently leads to amputation of the affected extremity. There are reviewed peculiarities of diabetes mellitus pathogenesis tending to blood disturbance of peripheric vessels with progression of critical ischemia and foot gangrene. In this regard medical therapy together with revascularization operation not always can prevent either foot or lower or even high-level leg amputation. Plasmapheresis procedure can significantly improve the peripheric blood circulation and limit the amputation level.