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43.4 x 29.0 cm ⏐ 17.1 x 11.4 in (300dpi)
DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Dressing placed on an infected arterial ulcer on the ankle of an 86 year old man with type 2 diabetes. Arterial ulcers are infected open sores caused by inadequate blood supply. Diabetes can compromise the circulation in the extremities. As a result, small injuries may become deep, chronic, infected ulcers, as the tissues have too poor a blood supply to heal properly.
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