Spider veins and varicose veins are a common disease
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Venous leg ulcers
Open, usually weeping wounds on the lower leg or foot, which frequently do not heal for a long time. These wounds are called venous leg ulcers, venous ulcers or stasis ulcers. The technical term is ulcus cruris. In most cases, longstanding untreated varicose veins and/or chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) are responsible for venous leg ulcers. The basic cause of this serious complication is a poor healing tendency with a deficient circulation and a poor supply of nutrients to the affected tissues. The acute trigger is often a minor injury to the previously damaged skin. Venous leg ulcers are usually colonised with bacteria and often show signs of inflammation in the surrounding skin.