A review of the microcirculation in skin in patients with chronic venous insufficiency: the problem and the evidence available for therapeutic options.

@article{Wollina2006ARO,
  title={A review of the microcirculation in skin in patients with chronic venous insufficiency: the problem and the evidence available for therapeutic options.},
  author={Uwe Wollina and Mohamed Badawy Abdel-Naser and Raj Mani},
  journal={The international journal of lower extremity wounds},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={169-80}
}
Impairment of the cutaneous microcirculation is a major predisposing factor in inflammation and ulceration in patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Increase of capillary filtration rate predisposes to the formation of edema. Local lymphedema is a complication of CVI, often underdiagnosed. This review is focused on CVI but excludes the complication of ulceration. Treatment of microcirculatory dysfunction can be done by pharmacologic intervention or compression therapy or using a… CONTINUE READING

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