Epidemiology of Leg Ulcer
Leg ulcers have plagued mankind since ancient times and still pose a considerable burden for both patients and carers in most countries of the world. Ulcers can be defined as wounds with a “full-thickness depth” and a “slow healing tendency.” Ulcers of skin can result in complete loss of the epidermis and often portions of the dermis and even subcutaneous fat . Chronic leg ulcer disease also known as chronic lower-limb ulcer is a chronic wound of the leg that shows no tendency to heal after 3 months of appropriate treatment or is still not fully healed at 12 months .
KeywordsPressure Ulcer Peripheral Artery Disease Chronic Wound Pyoderma Gangrenosum Venous Disease
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