Foot Ulcer

John Cienki
Florida Poison Center
Miami, FL

Richard Weisman
Florida Poison Center
Miami, FL

January 1998; 1(1): 5

See also DISCUSSION - 1998; 1(2): 18

An adult male presents to the occupational medicine clinic complaining of a lesion on his foot that will not heal. The patient denies a history of diabetes or vascular disease and is generally in good health. He has no constitutional symptoms and is on no medication. Physicial examination is unremarkable except for the lesion shown which has been present for approximately two weeks without change.
  • What is the man's occupation?
  • What is the etiology of the lesion?

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January 1998; 1(1): 5

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