Last updated: Friday, 14, January, 2011
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
The microbiology of skin ulcers is complex and findings need to be interpreted in the clinical context.
Wound swab - microscopy and culture.
Lesion biopsy, if appropriate, for culture and histology to exclude mycobacterial and unusual fungal infections and malignancy.
See Skin abscess
|See Thrombosis - arterial.|
|See also Thrombosis - venous.|
|See Skin abscess|
Sickle cell anaemia
|See Sickle cell disorders|