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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.[] 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.[] A venous leg ulcer (a break in the skin below the knee that has not healed within 2 weeks).[]

  • Osteomyelitis

    Sickle cell disease and leg ulcers. Adv Skin Wound Care 2012;25(9):420–8. 20. Weisman J, Darbari D, Diab Y.[] 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[] Septic appearance with no localized findings 3. Diffuse, edema, erythema, warmth and swelling of a limb 4.[]

  • Polyarteritis Nodosa

    Unfortunately, he died due to congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema 1 year after discharge following the cholecystectomy.[] [Necrotic leg ulcers induced by vitamin K antagonists: five cases]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Oct. 138(10):657-63. [Medline].[] 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.[]

  • Erysipelas

    Local signs of inflammation warmth, edema, tenderness are universal. 18.[] We report on a 65-year-old woman with leg ulcer who developed an absceding and necrotizing panniculitis of the affected leg complicating erysipelas.[] 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[]

  • Insect Bite

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

  • 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[] 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 –[] Local area: skin erythema, edema, warmth and tenderness. The margins are diffuse and non-discrete.[]

  • 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)[] For leg strains: If crutches have been recommended, don’t put full weight on the hurt leg until you can do so without pain.[] The MR findings show diffuse muscle edema that does not localize to the myotendinous junction and can persist for weeks.[]

  • 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[] 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.[] 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.[]

  • 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[]

  • 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[] Some patients with cardiovascular diseases have a higher risk of developing lymphedema, such as DVT (deep vein thrombosis), venous leg ulcers, and varicose veins.[] […] from venous insufficiency Contraindications Lymphedema Pump contraindications are as follows: Compartment Syndrome Deep vein thrombosis Local superficial infection Edema[]

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