The wound/burn guidelines – 5: Guidelines for the management of lower leg ulcers/varicose veins

The Wound/Burn Guidelines Committee

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Varicose veins are treated at multiple clinical departments, but as patients often visit the dermatology clinic first due to leg ulcers, the present Guidelines for the Management of Lower Leg Ulcers/Varicose Veins were prepared in consideration of the importance of the dermatologist's role. Also, the disease concept of chronic venous insufficiency or chronic venous disorders and the CEAP classification of these disorders are presented. The objective of the present guidelines is to properly guide the diagnosis and treatment of lower leg ulcers/varicose veins by systematically presenting evidence-based recommendations that support clinical decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-868
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016



  • CEAP classification
  • chronic venous disorders
  • chronic venous insufficiency
  • lower leg ulcers
  • varicose veins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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