Younes and Albsoul reported the DEPA score for evaluating a diabetic foot ulcer. The authors are from Jordan University Hospital.
Patient selection: diabetic foot ulcer
(1) depth (D)
(2) extent of bacterial colonization (E)
(3) phase of ulcer healing (P)
(4) associated underlying etiology (A)
extent of colonization
phase of ulcer healing
• A nonhealing ulcer shows no granulation tissue and duration > 2 weeks.
total score =
= SUM(points for all of the parameters)
• minimum score: 4
• maximum score: 12
4 to 6
7 to 9
10 to 12
The grade is also designated high if there is wet gangrene.
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