Skin-nontumor / Clinical dermatology
Other dermatoses
Chronic skin ulcer

Author: Mowafak Hamodat, M.D., MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 June 2016, last major update July 2011

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PubMed Search: Chronic skin ulcer [title]

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Definition / General | Etiology
Cite this page: Chronic skin ulcer. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skinnontumorchronicskinulcer.html. Accessed December 7th, 2016.
Definition / General
  • Ulcers that don't heal within 12 weeks
Etiology
  • Keratinocytes from margins fail to move over the wound bed, although they do proliferate normally