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Unformatted text preview: • Address underlying causes of neuropathy • Tight control diabetes • Bandage as necessary Other causes There are many other causes of Leg Ulcers (see table below). These represent approximately 5% of all presenting ulcers. A good history and appreciation of the appearance of the ulcer is of paramount importance when looking for the cause, however investigations are often necessary to confirm diagnosis Cause Examples Traumatic Stepping on a nail Vascular Venous Stasis Arterial (Ischaemic) Arteriovenous fistulae Neuropathic Diabetes Leprosy Tabes Dorsalis Neoplastic Squamous Cell Carcinoma Malignant Melanoma Basal Cell Carcinoma Autoimmune Rheumatoid Arthritis Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Infective Syphilis TB Haematological Sickle Cell Anaemia Polycythaemia rubra vera Other Dermatitis Artefacta Pyoderma Gangrenosum...
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, leg ulcer, neuropathic ulcers, ulcer Neuropathic ulcers