Intended for healthcare professionals

A dramatic bleeding story

A local GP recently referred a patient whose history, described in detail, was sufficiently diagnostic that I was able to direct her to the relevant specialist without needing to see her. If one reader learns from this it will be worthwhile. Briefly, the patient was an elderly lady who had a crusted lesion on her calf. After catching it on her tights, this had bled profusely, to the extent that she had required to have all her upstairs carpets professionally cleaned and all her downstairs carpets completely replaced.
Dermatology in practice 2007; 15(2): 23–23
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