oa Wound Healing Southern Africa - A new look at venous ulceration : general review
|Article Title||A new look at venous ulceration : general review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Wound Healing Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||50 - 53|
|Keyword(s)||Chronic venous disease and Venous ulceration|
Chronic venous disease is a widespread problem that impacts greatly on the health care system both in terms of time and costs involved. Varicose veins are extremely common among the general population (Figure 1). Of these hundreds of thousands of patients, it is estimated that one in every hundred will suffer from venous ulceration - out of these patients many endure ongoing ulceration for periods of 1-5 years (occasionally even longer) and recurrent ulceration after healing is not uncommon. Thus the magnitude of the problem associated with chronic venous disease is apparent.
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