Phagedenic


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Phag`e`den´ic


a.1.(Med.) Of, like, or pertaining to, phagedena; used in the treatment of phagedena; as, a phagedenic ulcer or medicine.
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Numerous conditions may present differential diagnostic problems, including parasitic infections, mycotic diseases, neoplastic conditions, tropical phagedenic and stasis ulcers, and cutaneous tuberculosis.
In fact, older literature abounds with observations on severe pathologic findings associated with tungiasis and mentions debilitating sequelae such as phagedenic ulcers, gangrene, auto-amputations of digits, and the loss of entire limbs (19,29,30).