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Chronic ulcer

Also known as Chronic Skin Ulcer

An ulcer is a discontinuity or break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Common forms of ulcers recognized in medicine include:

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with chronic ulcer, 83% report having skin lesion, 7% report having skin on leg or foot looks infected, and 1% report having skin pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of chronic ulcer are skin lesion, although you may still have chronic ulcer without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with chronic ulcer often receive wound care management, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), debridement of wound; infection or burn, examination of foot, traction; splints; and other wound care, excision, referral to home health care service and application of splint .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with chronic ulcer include silver sulfadiazine topical, collagenase topical, cellulose, mupirocin topical, petrolatum topical, balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin topical, silver nitrate topical each, papain-urea topical, tetracaine (one touch), becaplermin topical, pentoxifylline, calcium acetate and sodium hypochlorite topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for chronic ulcer include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get chronic ulcer.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
1.5x
60-74 years
2.3x
75+ years
2.8x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.2x
Other
0.7x
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