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Model for Predicting Risk of Foot Ulceration in a Diabetic (Seattle Risk Score)

Purpose:

To evaluate a diabetic patient for risk of foot ulcer using the model of Boyko et al.

Specialty:

Dermatology
Endocrinology
General Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

E10, L97

Description:

Boyko et al developed a score for predicting the risk of a diabetic developing a foot ulcer. This can help identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the Veterans Administration Pugent Sound Health Care System and University of Washington in Seattle.

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