Tag: Leg

  • Leg Ulcers

    Leg Ulcers

    – Loss of dermoepidermal substance, chronic, common in tropical regions, from various causes: • vascular: venous-lymphatic insufficiency and / or blood, • Bacterial: leprosy, Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans) phagedenic ulcer (fusobactérie), yaws, syphilis, • parasitic: dracunculiasis (guinea worm), leishmaniasis, • metabolic: diabetes, • traumatic: it is often a trigger associated with another underlying cause. –…

  • Big leg

    Big leg

    The “big leg” is the colloquial term used to define the increased volume of lower limb. The most common cause, lymphedema of the lower limbs will be developed here and the other differential diagnoses will be cited. CLASSIFICATION lymphoedema LOWER LIMB: We define two types of lymphedema of the lower limbs: the primitive and secondary…