Lymphedema pp 207-216 | Cite as


  • Waldemar L. Olszewski


Infections and inflammation of the skin and soft tissues of the lower and upper limbs are more common than those of other cutaneous regions because of exposure to the environment. The hands and feet have direct contact with surrounding matter, which is covered in micro-organisms and chemical substances. Readily acquired damage to the epidermis, such as abrasions, cuts, pricks, and closed injuries, create portals of entry for environmental bacteria.


Clavulanic Acid Necrotizing Fasciitis Borrelia Burgdorferi Venous Insufficiency Chronic Venous Insufficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Waldemar L. Olszewski
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  1. 1.Department of Surgical Research and TransplantologyMedical Research CentreWarsawPoland

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