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An ulcer is a secondary skin lesion involving a loss of both epidermis and dermis, and heals with scarring.[1]

Common condtions associated with ulcers include:

  • stasis ulcers
  • neoplasms
  • radiodermatitis
  • apthous ulcers
  • syphilis.

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  1. Habif Thomas P., et al. (2005) Skin Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment Mosby