Conclusion and References



Key Takeaways

  • For inflammatory ulcers, accurate identification of the etiology is paramount and may require laboratory, microbiology or pathology testing with possible referrals to specialists
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a recurring, chronic, and inflammatory condition that affects skin predominantly in apocrine glands-bearing areas, although the primary defect is in the hair follicle
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG) is a painful ulcerative condition that is frequently associated with systemic disorders and links PG to a probable underlying immunologic abnormality
  • Vasculitis is defined as the destruction of blood vessel walls due to inflammatory cell infiltration, is common in the lower legs, and often presents as ulcers, purpura, or other presentations
  • For inflammatory ulcers implement evidence-informed treatment strategies while tracking healing trajectories at each appointment


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