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Leg ulcers

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Leg ulcers - ACD

Leg ulcers are extremely common and occur more frequently in elderly people. In countries with developed health systems, 1-3% of the total health budget is spent on treating leg ulcers.

Read more on Australasian College of Dermatologists website

Leg ache - myDr.com.au

One of the more serious causes of leg pain is intermittent claudication. Find out more about this condition.

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Leg Veins - ACD

Abnormal veins accumulate too much blood and eventually bulge out as varicose veins. Excess blood is forced back into capillaries which enlarge to form spider veins. Leg Veins

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Diabetic conditions affecting the legs and feet - myDr.com.au

The feet and legs are common sites for complications in people with diabetes, and for this reason good foot care is very important.

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Active kids

Child's play, physical activity and exercise is vital as well as caring for kid's feet. Common foot conditions include flat feet, bow legs and knock knees.

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Pyoderma gangrenosum - ACD

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare cause of chronic, recurrent and painful non-infectious skin ulcers. It is classified as a neutrophilic dermatosis (skin disorder that has dense infiltration of inflammatory cells called neutrophils).

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Sclerotherapy - myDr.com.au

Sclerotherapy is a treatment that involves the injection of a chemical solution into blood vessels, usually spider veins or superficial (surface) varicose veins on the legs.

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Cannabis smoking could lead to leg amputation - myDr.com.au

A 26-year-old cannabis smoker has become Australia's first reported case of cannabis arteritis, nearly needing an amputation in the process.

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Prurigo nodularis - ACD

Prurigo nodularis is an intensely itchy, abraded (severely scratched-looking) rash characterised by discreet, thickened and leathery nodules or bumps.

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Peripheral arterial disease (arteriosclerosis) information | myVMC

Peripheral arterial disease is arteriosclerosis or damage to the blood vessels of the legs and feet. Blood flow is restricted and nerve damage may occur.

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