Chronic leg ulcers: types and treatment

Hosp Pract (1995). 2000 Feb 15;35(2):101-7; quiz 108. doi: 10.3810/hp.2000.02.184.

Abstract

Disorders of the arteries, veins, or nerves, alone or in combination, can result in leg ulcers. The presentation in these cases varies with the cause, which in turn guides management. A differential diagnosis is critical, because treatment that is essential for one type of ulcer may be contraindicated in another.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications*
  • Bandages / adverse effects
  • Bandages / classification
  • Bandages / supply & distribution
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leg Ulcer / classification*
  • Leg Ulcer / diagnosis
  • Leg Ulcer / etiology
  • Leg Ulcer / physiopathology
  • Leg Ulcer / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Selection
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / complications*
  • Primary Prevention / methods
  • Skin Care / methods
  • Venous Insufficiency / complications*
  • Wound Healing