Tropical Ulcers

  • John H. S. Pettit
  • Lawrence Charles Parish


Many dermatoses of worldwide incidence may cause ulcers on the skin, but ulcers also develop in some diseases that occur predominantly in tropical and subtropical regions. When these are seen in temperate zones, they can cause problems in diagnosis. The clinical index (chapter 2) draws attention to a number of diseases discussed in this book that are known to cause ulceration at least sometimes during their course; diagnosis and treatment of these conditions are considered in the relevant chapters.


Clinical Index Worldwide Incidence Corynebacterium Diphtheriae Panama City Coccoid Form 
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Selected Readings

  1. Bailey, H: Ulcers of the leg and their differential diagnosis. Dermatol Tropica 1962; 1:45.Google Scholar
  2. Girolami, M, Capocaccia, L: Tropicaloid ulcers. Dermatol Tropica 1962; 1:78.Google Scholar
  3. Kotrarjarass, R, Buddhavudhikrai, R, Sokrsongreung, S, et al: Endemic leg ulcers caused by Corynebacterium pyogenes in Thailand. Int J Dermatol 1982; 21:407.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Yesudian, P, Thambiah, AB: Metronidazole in the treatment of tropical phagednic ulcers. Int J Dermatol 1979; 18:755.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.  1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. S. Pettit
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lawrence Charles Parish
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Tropical MedicineLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolEngland
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversiti KebangsaanKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyJefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Division of DermatologyUniversity of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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