Table 1

Distribution of study populationaccording to the typeof ulcers
Type of ulcers Frequency Percentage
Traumatic ulcers 181 60.3
· Mechanical trauma 131 72.4
· Burns 50 27.6
Infective ulcers 43 14.3
· Osteomyelitis 30 69.8
· Tropical ulcer 6 13.9
· Cellulitis 5 11.6
· Others 2 4.7
Metabolic ulcers 35 11.7
· Diabetic ulcer 32 91.4
· Pellagra 3 8.6
Neoplastic/malignant ulcers 20 6.7
· Malignant melanoma 9 45.0
· Kaposi’s sarcoma 5 25.0
· Squamous cell carcinoma 4 20.0
· Others 2 10.0
Vascular ulcers 11 3.7
· Arterial ulcers 5 45.5
· Venous ulcers 4 36.4
· Mixed ulcers 2 18.2
Neuropathic ulcers 8 2.7
· Pressure sores 6 75.0
· Others 2 25.0
Ulcerating skin lesions e.g. Pyogenic Granulomatous 2 0.7

Mbunda et al.

Mbunda et al. BMC Dermatology 2012 12:17   doi:10.1186/1471-5945-12-17

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