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Results: 64 causes of Calf bruise OR Leg ulcers

    1. Actinomycetales infection
     A bacterial infection from the order of Actinobacteria. The range of symptoms is variable depending on which bacteria from the order is involved....more »
    2. Amoebiasis
     An infectious disease caused by a free-living amoebic parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. The organism infects the bowel and causes gastroenteritis. Infection occurs through ingesting contaminated food or water. It is more common in countries with poor...more »
    3. Anthrax
     A serious infectious bacterial disease that can be fatal....more »
    4. Antiphospholipid syndrome
     An autoimmune disorder characterized by blood clots and pregnancy losses....more »
    5. Atheroma
     A region of plaque occurring in atherosclerosis...more »
    6. Atherosclerosis
     Atherosclerosis is a syndrome affecting arterial blood vessels. It is a chronic inflammatory response in the walls of arteries, in large part due to the accumulation of macrophage white blood cells and promoted by low density (especially small particle) l...more »
    7. Bacterial diseases
     Diseases caused by a bacterial infection...more »
    8. Basal cell carcinoma
     Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer....more »
    9. Bedsores
     Skin ulcers from prolonged pressure...more »
    10. Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease
     A rare disease where inflammatory granular nodules form in various organs....more »
    11. Blastomycosis
     A fungal infection caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis and resulting in lung, skin, bone and genitourinary involvement....more »
    12. Burns
     Injury from burns and scalds....more »
    13. Chancroid
     An sexually transmitted disease caused by the Haemophilus ducreyi bacteria and is characterized by painful genital ulceration....more »
    14. Coagulopathy
     A disorder of the blood where it fails to clot normally....more »
    15. Crohn's disease
     Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ...more »
    16. Cryoglobulinemia
     These are immune cells that precipitate in the cold and redissolve on warming....more »
    17. Deep vein thrombosis
     Blood clot in vein, often in calf muscle vein in the leg....more »
    18. Diabetes
     Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars....more »
    19. Diphtheria
     Infectious bacterial respiratory disease...more »
    20. Felty Syndrome
     A rare complication of long-term rheumatoid arthritis which involves an enlarged spleen and blood abnormalities....more »
    21. Fungal infections
     Any condition caused by fungus....more »
    22. Glanders
     An infectious disease caused by a bacterium (Burkholderia mallei). It is usually a disease that affects horses and mules but can also infect other animals and humans. Human infection usually occurs in laboratory settings or in those with prolonged contact...more »
    23. Gout
     Painful joints, most commonly the big toe....more »
    24. Hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia
     An inherited blood disorder where a metabolic defect causes defects in the red blood cells membranes which leads to their characteristic spherical shape (normal cells are doughnut shaped) and premature destruction....more »
    25. Hypothermia
     Low body temperature...more »
    26. Injury
     Any damage inflicted in the body...more »
    27. Leg injury
     Any injury that occurs to ones legs...more »
    28. Leishmaniasis
     A rare infectious disease caused by any of a number of parasitic Leishmania species. Infection can cause any of three different manifestations: cutaneous leishmaniasis, mucosal leishmaniasis and visceral leishmaniasis....more »
    29. Leprosy
     A chronic, progressive infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae which causes skin sores and also affects the eyes, mucous membranes and peripheral nerves....more »
    30. Leukemia
     Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells....more »
    31. Lupus
     Autoimmune disease with numerous effects on various organs and linings....more »
    32. Lymphatic Obstruction
     A blockage of the lymph vessels that drain fluid from body tissues and facilitate immune system cell movement through the body. Lymphatic obstruction can be caused by such things as tumors, surgery, injury and infection. Obstruction can be primary (as in ...more »
    33. Marasmus
     A form of malnutrition caused by a severe deficiency of both protein and calories...more »
    34. Melanoma
     Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease. It involves cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin and hair color....more »
    35. Metastatic cancer
     Any cancer that has spread to other parts of the body....more »
    36. Mycetoma
     Any of a group of infections caused by actinomycetes (bacterial) or a fungus (eumycetoma). It causes a chronic, pus-producing infection under the skin and sometimes involves bone. The infection most often occurs in the feet. The infection is most common i...more »
    37. Neuropathy ataxia and retinis pigmentosa
     A rare inherited disorder where defects in the energy producing part of cells affects the nervous system and causes symptoms such as muscle and vision problems. Severity and rang of symptoms are variable....more »
    38. Osteomyelitis
     A bone inflammation caused by bacteria. The inflammation usually originates in another part of the body and is transported to the bone via the blood....more »
    39. Pancolitis
     Pancolitis is also known as ulcerative colitis which is an idiopathic chronicinflammatory disorder of the colon and rectum and involves the entire thickness of the colon....more »
    40. Peripheral vascular disease
     Disease of arteries supplying the legs or sometimes arms...more »
    41. Polyarteritis nodosa
     A serious blood vessel disease where small and medium-sized arteries become swollen and damaged and are unable to adequately supply oxygenated blood to various tissues in the body. The disease can occur in a mild form or a serious, rapidly fatal form....more »
    42. Polycythemia vera
     A condition which is characterized by myeloproliferation of unknown etiology...more »
    43. Prolidase deficiency
     A rare metabolic disorder where an enzyme (prolidase) deficiency impairs the breakdown of certain proteins which causes a harmful buildup in the body. The type and severity of symptoms are variable and may include skin disorders, retarded motor developmen...more »
    44. Pyoderma Gangrenosum
     A rare inflammatory skin disorder characterized by small red bumps or blisters which eventually become ulcerated....more »
    45. Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency
     A rare inherited blood disorder involving a deficiency of the enzyme pyruvate kinase....more »
    46. Sarcoma
     A malignant carcinoma that is located in connective tissue...more »
    47. Scleroderma, systemic
     A rare autoimmune connective tissue disease where the body attacks parts of the body and causes scarring and thickness of the tissue. In the systemic form, the skin and organs are involved....more »
    48. Sickle Cell Anemia
     Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by red blood cells which are crescent-shaped rather than the normal doughnut shape. These abnormally shaped red blood cells are unable to function normally and tend to undergo premature destr...more »
    49. Spider Bites
     A puncture wound caused by a spider that may involve the release of noxious substances or bacteria....more »
    50. Spinal fracture
     A fracture of one or multiple bony vertebrae...more »
    51. Sporotrichosis
     A fungal skin infection caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. Usually only the skin is infected but bones, lungs and central nervous system can rarely be affected also. Transmission usually occurs through infection of a skin wound....more »
    52. Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
     Aggressive skin cancer arising due to sun exposure; lesions are locally invasive to surrounding tissues and may metastasise...more »
    53. Syphilis -- Teratogenic Agent
     There is strong evidence to indicate that the development of Syphilis during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the stage...more »
    54. Thalassemia
     Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal synthesis of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin consists of two main protein chains called alpha and beta. There are two subtypes of the disorder (alpha and beta) depending on what portion of the he...more »
    55. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, acquired
     A rare blood condition where small blood clots form in blood vessels which reduces the number of blood platelets and results in kidney failure, neurological symptoms and anemia. The condition may be familial or acquired - symptoms tend to recur regularly ...more »
    56. Tuberculosis
     Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung....more »
    57. Tularemia
     A rare infections disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis (a gram-negative pleomorphic coccobacillus). Transmission occurs through contact with infected animals or there habitats e.g. bites from infected insects or other animals, eating inf...more »
    58. Varicose veins
     Enlarged blue veins, usually in the legs....more »
    59. Vasculitis
     Inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel...more »
    60. Venous Insufficiency
     A condition where the valves in the leg veins are unable to pump blood to the heart which causes blood to pool below the defective valves....more »
    61. Wegener's granulomatosis
     A rare disease involving blood vessel inflammation which can affect the blood flow to various tissues and organs and hence cause damage. The respiratory system and the kidneys are the main systems affected....more »
    62. Werner syndrome
     A form of premature aging where sufferers start aging during adolescence or soon after and appear old by the time they reach their 30's or 40's. Milder forms of the condition may also occur....more »
    63. Woodhouse Sakati syndrome
     A condition which consists of numerous symptoms such as diabetes, hypogonadism, deafness and mental retardation...more »
    64. Yaws
     A rare infections disease caused by the spiral-shaped bacteria Treponema pertenue. The disease consists of three phases: skin lesions are followed by bone, joint and widespread skin symptoms and finally by inflammation and destruction of cartilage in the ...more »

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