Ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica: what is it and how should it be managed?

Necrobiosis lipoidica is a condition that we will always have to include if we list the causes of "atypical" leg ulcers. In fact, in...

Compression is key to treating leg wounds

Some of you may have been struck by this title, which, instead of "venous ulcers", includes the term "leg wounds”. Leg wound is a...

Ulcer secondary to alteration of homocysteine metabolism mimicking pyoderma gangrenosum

Homocysteine is an amino acid that is not present in dietary proteins, but is formed exclusively as an intermediate product in the metabolism of...

Key elements to understanding Martorell ulcer

Luise (not her real name) visited our wound clinic with a very painful ulcer, 6 months old, which had been treated with different dressings...

Wounds secondary to dermatoporosis or chronic cutaneous insufficiency

The term dermatoporosis was proposed in 2007 to include the different manifestations and complications of chronic skin insufficiency, also called skin fragility syndrome.1 Chronic cutaneous...

Large leg wounds after mild trauma

Large wounds secondary to mild trauma in the elderly are a frequent reason for consultation. The patient and his relatives describe very well the...

Pyoderma gangrenosum: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge

Pyoderma gangrenosum is an inflammatory disease that leads to skin ulcers and its diagnosis and treatment can represent a real challenge for healthcare professionals. Although...

Brief overview of wound healing

Healing is the natural process to regenerate the tissues that have suffered an injury. In the case of an erosion, which exclusively affects the...

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