- phagedenic ulcer
- 1. any of a group of conditions due to bacterial invasion of a cutaneous lesion or of the intact skin of a person with impaired resistance; it is characterized by necrotic ulceration and prominent tissue destruction. The group includes desert sore, Meleney ulcer, and tropical phagedenic ulcer. Called also perambulating or sloughing u. 2. tropical phagedenic u.
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tropical phagedenic ulcer — a chronic, painful phagedenic ulcer usually seen on the lower limbs of persons in the tropics. The etiology is unknown but spirochetes, fusiform bacilli, and other bacteria are often present in the developing lesion. Protein and vitamin… … Medical dictionary
burrowing phagedenic ulcer — 1. progressive synergistic gangrene. 2. Meleney u. (def. 1) … Medical dictionary
Phagedenic — Phag e*den ic, PhagedenicAL Phag e*den ic*AL, a. [L. phagedaenicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. phag[ e]d[ e]nique.] (Med.) Of, like, or pertaining to, phagedena; used in the treatment of phagedena; as, a phagedenic ulcer or medicine. n. A phagedenic medicine … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Ulcer — An area of tissue erosion, for example, of the skin or lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Due to the erosion, an ulcer is concave. It is always depressed below the level of the surrounding tissue. Ulcers can have diverse causes. Ulcers on … Medical dictionary
Tropical ulcer — jkljklal ulcer Classification and external resources ICD 10 L98.4 (ILDS L98.440) Tropical ulcer (also known as Aden ulcer, Jungle rot, Malabar ulcer, and Tropical phagedena ) is a lesi … Wikipedia
perambulating ulcer — phagedenic u. (def. 1) … Medical dictionary
sloughing ulcer — phagedenic u. (def. 1) … Medical dictionary
tropical ulcer — n a chronic sloughing sore of unknown cause occurring usu. on the legs and prevalent in wet tropical regions * * * a skin disease prevalent in wet tropical regions. A large open sloughing sore usually develops at the site of a wound or abrasion.… … Medical dictionary
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… … Medical dictionary
ulcus ambulans — phagedenic ulcer … Medical dictionary