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Diabetes and osteomyelitis

Barbara Posted Fri 24th of July, 2015 00:21:09 AM

Patient has diabetes with osteomyelitis of the toe, arthrosclerosis of the native arteries of extremities with gangrene. They did an angioplasty of the leg and amputation of the toe. Need to know which is the principal diagnosis?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 24th of July, 2015 07:54:02 AM

Well, in this situation when angioplasty of the leg and amputation toe being performed, it might be because of lack of blood supply, so atherosclerosis seems appropriate principle diagnosis following osteomyelitis and diabetes. Hope it helps!

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