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Title: Skin temperature of the foot: A comparative study between familial amyloid polyneuropathy and diabetic foot patients
Authors: Seixas,A
do Carmo Vilas Boas,M
Vilas Boas,JP
João Paulo Cunha
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: Skin temperature regulation is dependant of the autonomic nervous system function, which may be impaired in patients with neuropathy. Studies reporting thermographic assessment of patients with established diagnosis of Diabetic Foot (DF) are scarce but this information is completely absent in patients suffering from Transthyretin Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP). The aim of this study is to compare skin temperature distribution in patients with DF and TTR-FAP. Thermograms of the dorsal and plantar surfaces were compared. Skin temperature was higher in the diabetic foot group and differences were statistically significant (p < 0.05) in both regions of interest. © 2018, Springer International Publishing AG.
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