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458 Possible Causes for Leg Ulcer, Localized Edema

  • Varicose Veins

    Complications associated with AP include blister formation, localized thrombophlebitis, skin necrosis, hemorrhage, and persistent edema.[aetna.com] We present the case of a 58-year-old man who presented to our wound care centre with a 7 -month history of a progressive unilateral leg ulcer.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A venous leg ulcer (a break in the skin below the knee that has not healed within 2 weeks).[nice.org.uk]

  • Osteomyelitis

    Sickle cell disease and leg ulcers. Adv Skin Wound Care 2012;25(9):420–8. 20. Weisman J, Darbari D, Diab Y.[journals.lww.com] Local pain, swelling, erythema, and edema may also be reported. [2] Physical Examination On physical examination, scars or local disturbance of wound healing may be noted[emedicine.medscape.com] Septic appearance with no localized findings 3. Diffuse, edema, erythema, warmth and swelling of a limb 4.[cancertherapyadvisor.com]

  • Polyarteritis Nodosa

    Unfortunately, he died due to congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema 1 year after discharge following the cholecystectomy.[alliedacademies.org] [Necrotic leg ulcers induced by vitamin K antagonists: five cases]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Oct. 138(10):657-63. [Medline].[medscape.com] In June 2001, she was aware of edema and pain in both lower legs. At the same time, indurated erythemas and ulcers are seen on her lower legs.[ci.nii.ac.jp]

  • Erysipelas

    Local signs of inflammation warmth, edema, tenderness are universal. 18.[slideshare.net] We report on a 65-year-old woman with leg ulcer who developed an absceding and necrotizing panniculitis of the affected leg complicating erysipelas.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A site of entry was considered present if either a leg ulcer, a wound, an excoriated leg dermatosis, a pressure ulcer, or a toe-web intertrigo was present on a leg whether[lymphedemapeople.com]

  • Insect Bite

    Pain, burning, edema and anaphylaxis can accompany the local skin reaction. 17 Systemic reaction can include generalized urticaria, angioedema, bronchospasm, laryngeal edema[podiatrytoday.com] A recent severe flare was associated with markedly elevated inflammatory markers and swelling of the left leg.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It does not appear that large local reactions are a risk factor for subsequent anaphylactic reactions.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Cellulitis

    Physical Assessment  Local symptoms:  Erythema and edema of area  Warm to touch,  Possibly fluctuant (tense, firm to palpation)  May resemble peau d’orange  Advancing[slideshare.net] However, they can lead to an infection if they get into a break in your skin, such as: a bruise, cut or graze an animal bite or insect bite a leg ulcer dry, cracked skin –[nidirect.gov.uk] Local area: skin erythema, edema, warmth and tenderness. The margins are diffuse and non-discrete.[cancertherapyadvisor.com]

  • Muscle Strain

    This study investigated if using a shock-control hammer reduces forearm muscle strain by observing adverse physiological responses (i.e. inflammation and localized edema)[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] For leg strains: If crutches have been recommended, don’t put full weight on the hurt leg until you can do so without pain.[fairview.org] The MR findings show diffuse muscle edema that does not localize to the myotendinous junction and can persist for weeks.[radiologyassistant.nl]

  • Thrombophlebitis

    A 37-year-old woman presented with sudden onset of local pain and edema on her right chest wall, accompanied by a longitudinal retraction of the skin during arm abduction[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Activated protein C resistance caused by factor V gene mutation: common coagulation defect in chronic venous leg ulcers?. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1997 Apr. 36(4):616-20.[emedicine.medscape.com] Activated protein C resistance caused by factor V gene mutation: common coagulation defect in chronic venous leg ulcers?. J Am Acad Dermatol . 1997 Apr. 36(4):616-20.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Furunculosis

    Preexisting skin infections, such as atopic dermatitis, leg ulcers, chronic wounds, or abnormal follicular anatomy (for e.g. comedones in acne) also predispose individuals[symptoma.com]

  • Lymphedema

    The excess adipose tissue disturbs the lymphatic vessels, leading to massive edema localized mostly in the lower extremity, reaching a substantial size and weight that interferes[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Some patients with cardiovascular diseases have a higher risk of developing lymphedema, such as DVT (deep vein thrombosis), venous leg ulcers, and varicose veins.[medicalnewstoday.com] […] from venous insufficiency Contraindications Lymphedema Pump contraindications are as follows: Compartment Syndrome Deep vein thrombosis Local superficial infection Edema[vitalitymedical.com]

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