Bilateral neuroarthropathy 11 years after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant for Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Sebastian Ho, Jasdeep Giddie, Ketan K. Dhatariya

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Objective: To report a case of a man who developed bilateral Charcot arthropathic feet 11 years after a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant (SPKT) for type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM). The patient had remained normoglycemic after surgery.

Methods: We present a retrospective review of the case notes and serial imaging.

Results: The patient developed dense peripheral diabetic neuropathy due to poor glycemic control. His biochemical markers of DM all normalized following SPKT, and he was discharged by his primary and secondary care diabetes services. Eleven years later, he developed Charcot arthropathy in one foot and, within a month, the other foot as well.

Conclusion: Individuals with DM who had preoperative end organ diabetes-related damage who went into biochemical remission after SPKT may be at risk for future complications. They should not be discharged from specialist diabetes services, and they need continued education about foot care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e259-e262
Number of pages4
JournalAACE Clinical Case Reports
Issue number4
Early online date17 Jul 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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