A comparison of patients who developed venous leg ulceration before and after their 50th birthday.

@article{MacKenzie2003ACO,
  title={A comparison of patients who developed venous leg ulceration before and after their 50th birthday.},
  author={Rhoda Katharine MacKenzie and David Alexander Brown and Paul L. Allan and Andrew W Bradbury and Charles Vaughan Ruckley},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={176-8}
}
BACKGROUND although chronic venous ulceration (CVU) is often viewed primarily as a disease of the elderly, recent epidemiological data suggest that a significant proportion of patients first develop CVU before middle age. Such patients may represent a distinct group in terms of aetiology, natural history, prognosis and therapeutic options. AIM to compare patients who developed CVU before (Group 1) and after (Group 2) their 50th birthday. METHODS one hundred and eighteen consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING
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