Ulcer of the skin (overview) L98.4

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 19.12.2020

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Synonym(s)

Skin ulcer; Skin Ulcer; ulcer; Ulcer; Ulceration

Definition
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Deep tissue defect of the skin of varying genesis which extends so deeply that there is no surface or deep epithelium left to re-epithelialise the defect. An ulcer may extend into the subcutis. Its healing always occurs with the formation of a scar.

An ulcer should be defined by size, by description of duration, depth, localisation (e.g. crural ulcer), surface (e.g. ulcerated), marginal condition and, if appropriate, aetiology (e.g. venous leg ulcer).

Etiopathogenesis
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A distinction is made between the duration of the tissue defect and the underlying causes and clinical pictures (see below).

Literature
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  1. Altmeyer P (2007) Dermatological differential diagnosis. The way to clinical diagnosis. Springer Medicine Publishing House, Heidelberg
  2. Nast A, Griffiths CE, Hay R, Sterry W, Bolognia JL. The 2016 International League of Dermatological Societies' revised glossary for the description of cutaneous lesions. Br J Dermatol. 174:1351-1358.
  3. Ochsendorf F et al (2017) Examination procedure and theory of efflorescence. Dermatologist 68: 229-242

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Last updated on: 19.12.2020