Epidemiology of Leg Ulcer

  • Divya Khanna
  • Ajay Kumar Khanna


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 [1]. 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 [2].


Pressure Ulcer Peripheral Artery Disease Chronic Wound Pyoderma Gangrenosum Venous Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Community MedicineMaulana Azad Medical CollegeNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryInstitute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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