Dec, 24, 2013 – Treating Skin Ulcers

December 24, 2013

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ANCHOR LEAD: SKIN ULCERS ARE MORE TROUBLESOME THAN YOU MAY THINK, AND NO ONE REALLY KNOWS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT THEM, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Ulcers that appear on the skin can be a big problem, sometimes persisting for long periods of time and resisting treatment, causing those who have them to become socially isolated, depressed, and at risk for complications. Gerald Lazarus, an ulcer expert at Johns Hopkins and colleagues, have recently completed a look at the research on treating ulcers and found it disappointing.

Ulcers that appear on the skin can be a big problem, sometimes persisting for long periods of time and resisting treatment, causing those who have them to become socially isolated, depressed, and at risk for complications. Gerald Lazarus, an ulcer expert at Johns Hopkins and colleagues, have recently completed a look at the research on treating ulcers and found it disappointing.

Lazarus says for people with chronic ulcers, seeking a multidisciplinary treatment team is best. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey

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