Flashcards in 5 - Leg ulceration - Diabetic, Vasculitic and other leg ulcers Deck (7):
diabetic - commonly where? 2 types are??
weight bearing points - heels , large toe tips etc
diabetic - neuropathy - result of? loss of ? leads to?
microangiopathy leading to nerve ischaemia
loss of normal pain response - repeated unnoticed trauma
diabetic - neuropathy - end game?
muscle atrophy leading to deformity and increased prominence of pressure points
diabetic vasculopathy - describe
peripheral vascular disease leads to ulcer promoting environment and poor healing
vasculitic leg ulcers - general aetiology ? appearance?
palpable purpura, nodules/plaques which may ulcerate
vasculitic ulcers - triggers
infection - esp strep A (throat)
drugs - OCP, penicillin, NSAIDS, thiazides, oral anticoags
systemic - SLE, RA, vasculitis