5 - Leg ulceration - Diabetic, Vasculitic and other leg ulcers Flashcards Preview

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Flashcards in 5 - Leg ulceration - Diabetic, Vasculitic and other leg ulcers Deck (7):
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diabetic - commonly where? 2 types are??

weight bearing points - heels , large toe tips etc

neuropathy
vasculopathy

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diabetic - neuropathy - result of? loss of ? leads to?

microangiopathy leading to nerve ischaemia
loss of normal pain response - repeated unnoticed trauma

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diabetic - neuropathy - end game?

muscle atrophy leading to deformity and increased prominence of pressure points

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diabetic vasculopathy - describe

peripheral vascular disease leads to ulcer promoting environment and poor healing

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vasculitic leg ulcers - general aetiology ? appearance?

general inflammatory
palpable purpura, nodules/plaques which may ulcerate

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vasculitic ulcers - triggers

infection - esp strep A (throat)
drugs - OCP, penicillin, NSAIDS, thiazides, oral anticoags
systemic - SLE, RA, vasculitis
Malignancy

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other ulcerative lesions

SCC, BCC, pyoderma gangrenosum

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