: pathophysiology and treatment options.
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Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla, USA.Venous ulcers
affect approximately 1% of the world's population, increasing healthcare expenditures and decreasing quality of life. Several hypotheses may help explain their origin. Incompetent veins or valves or impaired muscle function may lead to abnormal calf muscle pump function
that can elevate ambulatory venous pressure (venous hypertension).
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