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Seasonal variation of onset of venous leg ulcers.
EWMA Journal 2006; 6(2):23-24
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 2.00
Background. Many vascular pathologies exhibit circannual fluctuation, and perhaps are climate dependent. In Central and Western Europe, where four distinct seasons exist, vascular pathologies related to thrombosis have their peak of frequency during winter, while clinical symptoms associated with chronic venous disorders are most severe during summer.
Methods. There were reviewed medical documentations of 213 consecutive patients with active venous ulceration managed in a leg ulcer clinic from January 2000 to December 2005.
Results. There were two peaks of frequency of ulcer’s onset – in spring and autumn, and two nadirs – one in winter, and the second (smaller) during summer. These fluctuations were found to be statistically significant (p
ulcers onset more frequently in spring and autumn. MS exacerbations are ore common in spring as well. interesting