ulcus cruris

ulcus cruris

An obsolete, nonspecific term for any ulcer of the leg, regardless of aetiology.
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Venous ulcers (venous insufficiency ulceration, stasis ulcers, stasis dermatitis, varicose ulcers, or ulcus cruris) are wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valves, usually of the legs (hence leg ulcers) They are the major occurrence of chronic wounds, occurring in 70% to 90% of leg ulcer cases.
M., female, suffering for 12 years from foul-smelling round ulcers (ulcus cruris; ca.
All this was replaced by the practitioner inspecting the sick person for diagnostic signs, which could, in turn, be expressed in the technical and often Latinate jargon of scientific medicine: cynanche, tussis, ulcus cruris (leg ulcer), and so forth.