Meleney ulcer


Meleney ulcer
1. a variety of progressive synergistic gangrene associated with formation of burrowing cutaneous fissures and sinus tracts that open at distant sites. Called also burrowing phagedenic u. and undermining burrowing u. 2. progressive synergistic gangrene.

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