Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2019, Vol. 52 ›› Issue (7): 510-514.doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0412-4030.2019.07.016

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Diagnosis and treatment of painful leg ulcers

Lu Xuya, Xu Qiang, Li Pinchuan, Zhang Zhaohui   

  1. Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300250, China
  • Received:2018-08-29 Revised:2019-05-06 Online:2019-07-15 Published:2019-07-01
  • Contact: Zhang Zhaohui
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(81573972、81273759)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Painful leg ulcers are very common in clinic, including arterial ulcers, venous ulcers, autoimmune diseases-related ulcers, gangrenous pyoderma, necrobiosis lipoidica and hypertensive ulcers. At present, few painful leg ulcer-related researches have been conducted in China, and pain is only treated as a concomitant symptom of leg ulcers. However, a series of painful leg ulcer-related researches have been carried out in other countries. This review comprehensively expounds the definition, epidemiological characteristics, etiology and management of, as well as pain mechanism and assessment in painful leg ulcers.

Key words: Leg ulcer, Pain, Pain management, Therapy