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U028 - Management of Difficult Wounds

Saturday, February 17; 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize and diagnose common types of chronic lower extremity ulcers more effectively.
  • Order the appropriate diagnostic testing in the work-up of the difficult to heal chronic lower extremity wound.
  • Identify the ways in which venous and arterial leg ulcers can sometimes mimic more rare dermatologic diseases such as pyoderma gangrenosum.


Venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease, and diabetes are the most common causes of lower extremity ulcers in the United States. Dermatologists are often involved in the work-up of difficult to heal wounds to rule out autoimmune and other rare causes of lower extremity ulcers. Venous and arterial wounds can be very challenging to heal and their clinical presentation can sometimes mimic rare forms of leg ulcer disease that dermatologists are more comfortable diagnosing and treating. By the end of the session, the audience will be able to more appropriately recognize and diagnose difficult to heal lower extremity chronic ulcers.


  • Pugliese, Douglas, MD, MPH: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Saturday, February 17
7:30 AM
Dr. Pugliese / Management of Difficult Wounds
Event Details
  • Date
    Saturday, February 17
  • Time
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Location
    Room 28A
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Douglas Pugliese, MD, MPH, FAAD