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Venous ulcers may be associated with gravitational eczema

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 16 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:678
  1. C M Quartey-Papafio, locum consultant (
  1. Department of Dermatology, United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston PE21 9QS

    EDITOR—Chan et al report on several patients treated with four layer compression bandaging for venous ulceration who went on to develop toe and cleft ulceration.1 In south Lincolnshire, patients with venous ulcers have been treated with such bandaging in the community by district nurses since the late 1990s. Before then only selected patients were …

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