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Schneider C, Stratman S, Kirsner RS, et al.
The Medical clinics of North America. Date of publication 2021 Jul 1;volume 105(4):663-679.
1. Med Clin North Am. 2021 Jul;105(4):663-679. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2021.04.006. Lower Extremity Ulcers. Schneider C(1), Stratman S(1), Kirsner RS(2). Author information: (1)Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1600 N.W. 10th Avenue, RMSB, Room 2023-A, USA. (2)Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1600 N.W. 10th Avenue, RMSB, Room 2023-A, USA. Electronic address: Rkirsner@med.miami.edu. Lower extremity ulcerations contribute to significant morbidity and economic burden globally. Chronic wounds, or those that do not progress through healing in a timely manner, are estimated to affect 6.5 million people in the United States alone causing, significant morbidity and economic burden of at least an estimated $25 billion annually. Owing to the aging population and increasing rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus globally, chronic lower extremity ulcers are predicted to increase. Here, we explore the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of the most (and least) commonly seen lower extremity ulcers. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. DOI: 10.1016/j.mcna.2021.04.006 PMID: 34059244 [Indexed for MEDLINE] Conflict of interest statement: Disclosure The authors have nothing to disclose.
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