Chronic undermining burrowing ulcer

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Chronic undermining burrowing ulcer (also known as Meleney gangrene, or Meleney's ulcer) is a cutaneous condition that is a postoperative, progressive bacterial gangrene.[1]:269 It is seen in immunocompromised individuals, mostly after post abdominal surgery and rapidly spreads to involve a large area.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.