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Ulcers

  • By: John Walsh
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Ulcers are open sores of the skin or other parts of the body which range widely in cause and seriousness. Generally, the ulcer is caused by an erosion of the epithelium—the skin is rubbed away by a lesion or wound of ...

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