Diagnosis and treatment of venous eczema

  • Nazarko L
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Abstract

Venous eczema is part of a continuum of venous disease that affects around 20% of people over 70 years of age. It is not always appropriately diagnosed and treated. This article aims to enable community nurses to understand the pathophysiology of venous disease and how to offer evidence based management to patients with this condition. [References: 22]

Author-supplied keywords

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents/tu [Therapeutic Use]
  • Cellulitis/di [Diagnosis]
  • Community Health Nursing/mt [Methods]
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eczema
  • Eczema/di [Diagnosis]
  • Eczema/et [Etiology]
  • Eczema/th [Therapy]
  • Emollients/tu [Therapeutic Use]
  • Humans
  • Leg Dermatoses
  • Leg Dermatoses/di [Diagnosis]
  • Leg Dermatoses/et [Etiology]
  • Leg Dermatoses/th [Therapy]
  • N
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Panniculitis/et [Etiology]
  • Potassium Permanganate/tu [Therapeutic Use]
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Skin Care/mt [Methods]
  • Skin Care/nu [Nursing]
  • Stockings, Compression/sd [Supply & Distribution]
  • Venous Insufficiency/co [Complications]

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  • L Nazarko

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