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Dermatological Conditions




  • Describes some examples of ulcerating dermatological conditions including malignancies, necrotising soft-tissue infections, vasculitis and more
  • Includes examples of peri-ulcer dermatological conditions such as gravitational eczema and allergic contact dermatitis
  • Summarises typical dermatological treatments, particularly using topical corticosteroids

Wound-care practitioners encounter a range of dermatological conditions, and multidisciplinary, individualised treatment is required to manage these conditions successfully. Nurses can assist in identifying and referring patients with dermatological conditions to appropriate medical practitioners. This chapter informs these nurses on the typical clinical features and management of some dermatological conditions associated with wounds.


Contents include

  • Ulcerating dermatological conditions
    • Malignancies
    • Necrotising soft-tissue infections
    • Vasculitis
    • Calciphylaxis
    • Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum
    • Martorell's ulcer
    • Pyoderma gangrenosum
  • Peri-ulcer dermatological conditions
    • Gravitational eczema
    • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Dermatological treatments
    • Topical corticosteroids
    • Moisturisers
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