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Leg ulcers

Leg ulcers is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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  • Venous insufficiency
  • Arterial insufficiency (arterial ulcer)
  • Stasis dermatitis (due to venous insufficiency)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Bacterial pyoderma (eg, infected wound or bite)
  • Trauma
  • Pressure ulcer
  • Vasculitis, eg, thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger’s disease)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis or Felty’s syndrome
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum
  • Underlying skin cancer
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Embolic disease (including cholesterol emboli)
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Erythema induratum (associated with tuberculosis)
  • Other underlying infection (eg, fungal, tertiary syphilis, leishmaniasis, amebiasis, dracunculiasis)
  • Calciphylaxis

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Leg Ulcers." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114222/all/Leg_ulcers.
Zeiger RF. Leg ulcers. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114222/all/Leg_ulcers. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Leg ulcers. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114222/all/Leg_ulcers
Zeiger RF. Leg Ulcers [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114222/all/Leg_ulcers.
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