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Treatment of a bilateral necrotic leg ulcer with Mesitran

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Treatment of a bilateral necrotic leg ulcer with Mesitran

John Timmons
1 November 2008

An 82-year-old female presented with bilateral leg ulcers of unknown origin. The ulcer on the patient’s left leg covered a relatively large part of the gaiter area and was irregular in shape measuring 10cmx12cm at its widest points. The wound bed was covered with a mixture of 20% necrotic, 30% slough and 50% granulation tissue (Figure 1). The wound was producing low to moderate amounts of serous exudate. There were no signs of clinical infection, and the wound appeared to be colonised.

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