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Non-healing leg ulcers in a patient with dystrophic calcification and crest syndrome: a challenging clinical case.
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PMID:  21827631     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The management of non-healing leg ulcers in patients with CREST syndrome and subdermal calcification is rarely reported in medical literature. Only one similar case was found in the literature (1). Dealing with such patients can be a challenge for wound specialists. In this article, we discuss the clinical progress of an interesting case of extensive non-healing leg ulcers in a CREST patient with dystrophic calcification. The combination of systemic physiological deficits and immune compromise, along with the local physical abnormalities associated with the wound pose a complex multifactorial aetiological mix. There is no conclusive data on the optimal management of these wounds in CREST patients. It seems that ablation of the calcific deposits may offer some hope.
Mahmoud Al-Najjar; Mark J Jackson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  International wound journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1742-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101230907     Medline TA:  Int Wound J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Inc.
M Al-Najjar, BSc (Med) MBBS (UNSW), Surgical Registrar, Department of Vascular Surgery, Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, Queensland, Australia, Senior Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, University Drive, Robina, Queensland, Australia MJ Jackson, MBBS (UNSW), FRACS (Vasc.), M.D., Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Department of Vascular Surgery, Gold Coast Hospital, Queensland, Australia, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Medicine and Oral Health, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
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