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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B (2019)

Study the Clinico-demographic-etiologic profile of diagnosed chronic leg ulcer patients

Author(s): Dr. Robindera Kour, Dr. Gurpreet Kour, Dr. Iqbal Singh, Dr. KK Gupta and Dr. Rajiv Sharma
Abstract: Aim: to study the clinico-demographic-etiologic profile of the patients diagnosed with chronic leg ulcer.
Materials and methods: prospective clinical study was conducted among 50 patients of lower limb ulcers who attended Surgery OPD of Government Hospital Sarwal, Jammu, India. The selected cases were studied with respect to detailed history along with clinical examination and required investigations were done to reach the definitive diagnosis.
Result: Most common age group involved in our study is <60 years (42%) followed by <40 years (34%). Male was the predominant sex involved accounting for 41 cases (82%) and females had the disease in 9 cases (18%). Majority of the patients i.e. 21 patients (42%) were farmers by occupation. The most common etiological type was Diabetic ulcers present in 17 cases (34%) followed by trauma 14 (28%). Diabetes Mellitus was the most common systemic disease in our study accounting for 21 patients (48%). The venous ulcers occurred more commonly in the gaiter zone (100%) whereas arterial and diabetic ulcers occurred mainly on the foot i.e., 100% and 52.9% respectively.
Conclusion: The present study concluded that the most common etiologies for chronic leg ulcer were diabetes mellitus and trauma. Results of this study may benefit development of clinical management policies concerning chronic wounds.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Robindera Kour, Dr. Gurpreet Kour, Dr. Iqbal Singh, Dr. KK Gupta, Dr. Rajiv Sharma. Study the Clinico-demographic-etiologic profile of diagnosed chronic leg ulcer patients. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(2):95-97. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i2b.374
International Journal of Surgery Science