desert sore

desert sore
des·ert sore 'dez-ərt- n an ulcer of unknown cause affecting chiefly the extremities and occurring in desert regions of the tropics

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a type of phagedenic ulcer seen in South Africa and Australia, with initial papulovesicular lesions on the limbs, which later rupture and form painful ulcers; it probably represents an infected ulcer from some previously neglected lesion.

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