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Skin Tests

Skin Tests

Skin Tests
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Another thing that is assessed would be your skin. The doctor or nurse could be looking for something like a wound would be a big concern and should cause them to go into a whole different mode of acuity to take care of you. Something else they can look for: there are signs that can proceed a wound with like a callus. If a diabetic foot problem and an ulcer is like cancer, then a callus is like a breast lump and that's what they can look for (the doctor and the nurse) and that's what you can look for as well on the dermatologic examination.

Doctor Profile

David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

Podiatric Surgeon

  • Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
  • Founder and co-Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA)
  • Founder and co-chair of the International Diabetic Foot Conference (DF-Con) – the largest annual international symposium on the diabetic foot in the world

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