A 37-year-old male asked:
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can i tell the difference between venous leg ulcer and cellulitis?

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Yes: an ulcer is a crater, cellulitis generally is without skin breakdown. a ulcer can be infected causing a cellulitis
Answered on May 10, 2014
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
No: Can happen together. See a vascular surgeon and be sure. DVT is dangerous and so is cellulitis- infection
Answered on May 10, 2014
Dr. Douglas Joyce
39 years experience Phlebology
Deep vs. surface: Ulcers extend through the skin while cellulitis involves the skin surface.
Answered on Oct 7, 2017

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