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A man suffered from undiagnosed leg wounds for twenty years. He regularly noticed fluid seeping from open wounds in his legs and despite several doctors visits, he remained undiagnosed for a long time. It wasn't until he had a stroke that a home health nurse noticed the sores and had him referred to a wound center where lymphedemia was diagnosed. Rehabilitation involved regular wound dressing a abrasion of dead skin from the wounds. Some of the wounds were so bad that he may need an apligraft which is a where the foreskins of circumcised infants is used to grow a skin graft. Lymphedemia can be caused by strokes.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Camden Chronicle
About: Mans lymphedemia undiagnosed for 20 years
Date: 5 January 2005
Source: The Camden Chronicle
Author: Rob York
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