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Could a venous ulcer lead to a staph infection?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
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In brief: Ulcer/Infection

A venous stasis ulcer has the potential to become a very serious problem and can certainly become infected.
These ulcers require aggressive treatment consisting of wound care, cleaning, and sometimes antibiotics.In addition, a full venous evaluation to evaluate the status of the venous valves for reflux is necessary.Fortunately these ulcers can be treated with a high success rate. See a vein md.

In brief: Ulcer/Infection

A venous stasis ulcer has the potential to become a very serious problem and can certainly become infected.
These ulcers require aggressive treatment consisting of wound care, cleaning, and sometimes antibiotics.In addition, a full venous evaluation to evaluate the status of the venous valves for reflux is necessary.Fortunately these ulcers can be treated with a high success rate. See a vein md.
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology

In brief: Yes

Venous ulcers are areas of poor blood flow and this makes it difficult for the body to fight off infection in this area.

In brief: Yes

Venous ulcers are areas of poor blood flow and this makes it difficult for the body to fight off infection in this area.
Dr. Douglas Joyce
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