Charcot's neuroarthropathy of the hand in a patient with diabetes mellitus

KELLE B. , DAYANIR T. , Tas D. A. , Kozanoglu E.

ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, cilt.71, sa.5, ss.337-339, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 71 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/17843286.2015.1136096
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.337-339


Charcot's neuroarthropathy (CNA) is a destructive disease associated with a reduced proprioceptive sensation. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common etiological factor for CNA which typically affects ankles and small joints of feet. Neuroarthropathy seen in upper extremity in patients with DM is a rare clinical condition.In this report, we presented a case of CNA with hand involvement who had type-II DM. Neuroarthropathy was rapidly progressed and destructive changes were observed in right hand joints after a minor trauma in current case.Charcot's neuroarthropathy may rarely occur in the joints of hand in patients with DM. Early diagnosis of CNA is important in order to protect joints and avoid further disability.