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Varicose Ulcer

"Varicose Ulcer" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Skin breakdown or ulceration caused by varicose veins in which there is too much hydrostatic pressure in the superficial venous system of the leg. Venous hypertension leads to increased pressure in the capillary bed, transudation of fluid and proteins into the interstitial space, altering blood flow and supply of nutrients to the skin and subcutaneous tissues, and eventual ulceration.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Varicose Ulcer" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Varicose Ulcer" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 46 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2014
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.