UK Guidelines Quiz – Leg Ulcers & Antibiotics

Dr Rob Hicks

Disclosures

August 13, 2019

According to NICE there are many causes of leg ulcers. Antibiotics do not help to promote healing when a leg ulcer is not clinically infected, and should only be offered for adults with a leg ulcer when there are symptoms or signs of infection. Oral antibiotics should be given first line, provided it’s possible for the person to take them and their condition doesn’t warrant intravenous antibiotics.

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