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Mans lymphedemia undiagnosed for 20 years

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

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Related Symptom Topics:

  • Weeping wounds
  • Persistent wounds

Article Source Details

About: Mans lymphedemia undiagnosed for 20 years

Date: 5 January 2005

Source: The Camden Chronicle

Author: Rob York


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Cause of lymphedemia
  • Cause of wound
  • Cause of weeping wounds
  • Cause of persistent wounds
  • Misdiagnosis and lymphedemia
  • Misdiagnosis and wound
  • Misdiagnosis and weeping wounds
  • Misdiagnosis and persistent wounds
  • Undiagnosed and lymphedemia
  • Undiagnosed and wound
  • Undiagnosed and weeping wounds
  • Undiagnosed and persistent wounds

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