Leg Sores: Symptoms & Signs

Related Symptoms & Signs

Leg sores can arise from trauma, infection, tumors, or chronic medical conditions. Any process of inflammation or tissue damage can manifest as a sore on the leg. Leg sores may affect primarily the skin or can extend into the subcutaneous tissues, muscles, bone, and deeper structures of the leg. Depending upon the exact cause, they may be associated with

  • redness,
  • swelling,
  • oozing,
  • crusting,
  • ulceration, and
  • itching.

Common causes of leg sores include insect bites and stings, cuts and abrasions, and skin infections.

REFERENCE:

Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/14/2017
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