Skin-nontumor / Clinical dermatology
Other dermatoses
Chronic skin ulcer

Author: Mowafak Hamodat, M.D., MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 June 2016, last major update July 2011

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Chronic skin ulcer [title]

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Definition / general | Etiology
Cite this page: Chronic skin ulcer. website. Accessed April 29th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Ulcers that don't heal within 12 weeks
  • Keratinocytes from margins fail to move over the wound bed, although they do proliferate normally