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The care of patients with chronic leg ulcer

AbstractThe purpose of this guideline is to make recommendations based on evidence of effective practice in the management of this common and costly condition. The guideline is aimed primarily at informing the initial management of these patients. The guideline deals first with the assessment of patients with leg ulcer before considering treatment. Following this is a section on secondary prevention, perhaps the greatest challenge. The guideline does not discuss the detailed management of patients with chronic leg ulcer in the specialist fields of diabetes, vascular surgery, rheumatoid disease etc., although indications for referral are considered. Patient information is given at Annex 1.
Date of publishing07/01/98
Date of last review by us11/02/2005
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