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The pain and disability caused by ulcers of the legs, estimated to affect at least 1% of the population, justify a book on this subject. Guidelines for the identification of their cause and detailed practical instruction in treatment are needed. Ulcers caused by venous disease represent an estimated 85% of the total group of ulcers, and another possible 10% are attributable to atherosclerosis. However, the remaining 5% are important both to the general physician and to the vascular specialist because they can provide clues to more widespread disease and the potential for mistreatment or inadequate treatment if their cause is
Leg Ulcers: A Practical Approach to Management. Ann Intern Med. 1992;116:703–704. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-116-8-703_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(8):703-704.
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