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1
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What are the four common type of skin ulcers?

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Venous
Arterial
Diabetic foot
Pressure

2
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What investigations would you consider?

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ABPI
Bloods - FBC CRP HbA1C, albumin for malnutrition
Charcoal swabs
Skin biopsy

3
Q

What is management of arterial ulcers?

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Urgent referral to vascular to consider surgical revascularisation

4
Q

What does treatment of venous ulcers involve?

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TVN
Derm if alternative diagnosis suspected
Pain clinics
Compression therapy - after excluding arterial disease with ABPI
Pentoxifylline - not licensed but can improve healing

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