[Clinical forms of venous leg ulcers].

  • H. Fischer
  • Published 1979 in
    Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift für Dermatologie…


The different clinical features of venous leg ulcers have different etiology and pathogenesis, and therefore require different therapy. One should distinguish between ulcerations with origin in the external or internal fascia; also between periphlebitic, engirdling, "blow-out", hypodermitic and siderosclerotic ulcers, and between ulcers due to erosion or venous stasis. The differentiation into leg ulcers caused by rheumatoid disease, hematological disorders and organic diseases of large and small vessels is of importance for the proper treatment.

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@article{Fischer1979ClinicalFO, title={[Clinical forms of venous leg ulcers].}, author={H. Fischer}, journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete}, year={1979}, volume={30 4}, pages={202-6} }