J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 Mar 14;5(2):280-292. Epub 2016 Dec 14.
Division of Rheumatology, The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Objective: Chronic wounds are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Approximately 20% to 23% of nonhealing wounds that are refractory to vascular intervention have other causes, including vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and other autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this article was to review the literature across medical and surgical specialties with regard to refractory chronic wounds associated with vasculitis and autoimmune diseases and to delineate clinical outcomes of these wounds in response to vascular and other interventions. Read More