Chronic Leg Ulcers in Drug Abusers
R R Mittal
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Mittal R R, Pahuja K. Chronic Leg Ulcers in Drug Abusers. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2000;66:213-21
AbstractFour young males with chronic non pitting swelling of lower legs associated with multiple ulcers, scars and pigmentation after parenteral drug abuse were observed in the Dermatovenereology department during last one year. Three of them had active ulcers which healed with withdrawal of offending drug, use of systemic and topical antibiotics and B-complex. All cases were referred to the deaddiction centre. The characteristic clinical features helped in the diagnosis even before history of drug abuse was obtained.