INCIDENCE OF VASCULITIS IN CHRONIC LEG ULCERS
Chronic leg ulcer is a chronic wound of the leg that shows no tendency to heal after 3 months of appropriate treatment or is still not fully healed at 12 months. (4) Chronic leg ulcer of the lower leg is caused by peripheral vascular disease involving either arteries and arterioles or veins and venules of the affected limb. Arterial and venous ulcers are sometimes markedly different and require varied modes of treatment. Ulcers maybe further aggravated by other co existing factors/diseases or conditions such as pregnancy. Vasculitis is the inflammation of blood vessels. Vasculitis can be a cause or a finding in ulcers, the diagnosis of which requires histopathological examination. The objective of this study is to establish the incidence of vasculitis in the chronic leg ulcers in atertiary care setting.
Keywords: Chronic Ulcer, Vasculitis, Incidence, Leg Ulcers