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What are the most common causes of skin ulcers?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diabetes, varicose v

Diabetes is the most common cause of foot ulcers and varicose veins of ulcers on the ankles or lower legs.
Both need to be treated to prevent infection.

In brief: Diabetes, varicose v

Diabetes is the most common cause of foot ulcers and varicose veins of ulcers on the ankles or lower legs.
Both need to be treated to prevent infection.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Veins that leak.

Most skin ulcers are venous on the legs/ they can be treated by wearing compression socks or wraps and using absorbent dressings.
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In brief: Veins that leak.

Most skin ulcers are venous on the legs/ they can be treated by wearing compression socks or wraps and using absorbent dressings.
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Dr. Lauren Romeo
Dr. Lauren Romeo
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Dr. Robert Carraway
Also should include: Pressure sores, diabetic foot ulcers, stasis dermatitis, infected skin, cancer of the skin with ulceration, trauma to the skin with poor circulation, patients with collagen vascular disease e.g. lupus, patients with renal failure.
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