Chronic Venous Insufficiency Resemble Lymphedema Leg
Keywords:Lymphedema, Venous reflux, Doppler test, Ankle- Brachial Index
Chronic lower limb swelling is frequently encountered in clinical practice. Recurrent lymphangitis due to Wuchereria bancrofti infection and chronic venous insufficiency are most common. Chronic inflammation and fibrosis are histological hallmark of lymphedema leg. Chronic venous insufficiency results in venous dilation and venous reflux of long duration. The classical signs include ulceration, pigmentation and itching of the leg above the ankle. Both the conditions resemble each other although the treatment is different.
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