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Skin problems in lower limb amputees: an overview by case reports

Meulenbelt, H. E. J., Geertzen, J. H. B., Dijkstra, P. & Jonkman, M. F., Feb-2007, In : Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. 21, 2, p. 147-155 9 p.

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The stump in lower limb amputees is prone to skin problems because it is exposed to several unnatural conditions (shear and stress forces and increased humidity) when a prosthesis is used. This study reviews the literature on case reports of lower limb amputees with skin problems on the stump. In total, 56 reports comprising 76 cases were identified in the literature. The main disorders are acroangiodermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, bullous diseases, epidermal hyperplasia, hyperhidrosis, infections, malignancies and ulcerations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume21
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2007

    Keywords

  • amputation, case report, lower limb, review, skin problems, KAPOSI-LIKE ACROANGIODERMATITIS, ALLERGIC CONTACT-DERMATITIS, SUCTION-SOCKET PROSTHESIS, ABOVE-KNEE AMPUTATION, VERRUCOUS HYPERPLASIA, ACRO-ANGIODERMATITIS, LEG AMPUTATION, STUMP, CARCINOMA, SARCOMA

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