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Aetiology, comorbidities and cofactors of chronic leg ulcers: retrospective evaluation of 1 000 patients from 10 specialised dermatological wound care centers in Germany

Jockenhöfer, Finja ; Gollnick, Harald ; Herberger, Katharina ; Isbary, Georg ; Renner, Regina ; Stücker, Markus ; Valesky, Eva ; Wollina, Uwe ; Weichenthal, Michael ; Karrer, Sigrid ; Kuepper, Bernhard ; Roesch, Alexander ; Dissemond, Joachim


Numerous comorbidities and cofactors have been known to influence wound healing processes. In this multicentre study, clinical data of 1 000 patients with chronic leg ulcers from ten specialised dermatological wound care centers were analysed. The patient cohort comprised 567 females and 433 males with an average age of 69.9 years. The wounds persisted on average for 40.8months and had a mean ...


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