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Hypertensive Ulceration of Lower Extremity (Martorell's Ulcer)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with an ulceration on the lower extremity for evidence of hypertensive ulceration (Martorell's ulcer).

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, complications

ICD-10:

L97.9

Description:

Some patients with severe hypertension may develop areas of ulceration on the lower extremities. These ulcers were first described by Martorell in 1945.

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