Bmj Usa: Letter

RAPID RESPONSES FROM BMJ.COM: Proximal and distal arteries must be investigated in compression-associated forefoot ulceration

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E83
  1. IK Nyamekye (, consultant vascular surgeon,
  2. DC Mitchell, consultant vascular surgeon,
  3. KR Poskitt, consultant surgeon
  1. Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcester Royal Infirmary, Worcester WR5 1HN, UK
  2. North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK
  3. East Gloucestershire NHS Trust, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham GL 53 7AN, UK

    This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

    Editor—We wish to comment on the description by Chan et al of toe and cleft ulceration of unknown cause in patients undergoing compression bandaging for venous ulcers.

    Isolated chronic venous insufficiency and peripheral arterial occlusive disease commonly occur in ageing western populations and may coexist in …

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