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Rev Prat. 2010 Sep 20;60(7):966-9.

[Etiological diagnosis of leg ulcers].

[Article in French]

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Service de rééducation vasculaire, hôpital Corentin-Celton, AP-HP, 92133 Issy-les-Moulineaux.


Etiological diagnosis of leg ulcers must be the first step of treatment, even if we know that veinous disease is often present. We can build a clinical decisional diagram, which helps us to understand and not forget the other causes of chronic wounds and choose some basic examination, like ultrasound and histological findings. This diagnosis helps to choose the right treatment in order to cure even the oldest venous ulcers. Educational programs should be improved to prevent recurrence.

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