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Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by lucinda, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. lucinda

    lucinda Member

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    I am quite new to this site and podiatry. I am half way through my first year of my degree. I was wondering if anyone had any information or knew of any good sources on telangiectasia as i am abit stuck. The internet throws up random information, but nothing relevant. Is there any management for this condition from a podiatrists point of view?

    I would be extremley greatful for any information.
    Kind Regards
    Lucinda :)
  2. Malkor

    Malkor Member

    Would you consider doing a vascular assessment first? Ascertain the systemic cause of the issue for this particular patient!?

    Of course being a student myself, my lovely lecturers will probably tell you differently!

    You'll always be learning!
  3. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    Go to library and find the fatest dermatology textbook, there will generally be some good pictures and references in them.
    Google has made students lazy :D
  4. Felicity Prentice

    Felicity Prentice Active Member

    Don't be put off - the internet is a great resource! Speaking of which, check out this information from La Trobe Univeristy. It was put together by students as a guide to completing the Vascular Assessment form we use in clinic. It has got some very helpful material in it.


    As to telangiectasia in general - they are either idiopathic (rare), or as a result of back pressure through the superficial venous vessels from a fault in the deeper venous vessels. Have a look at vascular pathology in general - particularly anything related to the venous system, and eventually telangiectasia will turn up. Try search terms along those lines and you might have more luck.


  5. lucinda

    lucinda Member


    Thanks for the info i agree the internet can make you lazy, however the books at uni are very limited. In the books i have there is not enough information. I will try that website felicity and have a look on there thank you.

  6. AngieR

    AngieR Active Member


    Hi Lucinda,

    One of the good books on the market is Assessment of the Lower Limb by Merriman and Turner, and whilst there is not much in it for this, there are paragraphs relating to this condition of a venous insufficiency. There is little that a podiatrist can do, but it is something that you need to know about due to the problems that it is indicative of.

    Hope this helps, from one student to another!
  7. lucinda

    lucinda Member

    hi Angie

    Thankyou for the information on the book, i have been to library to locate it and it looks like a really good book, i may even get a copy. I have Neales but there is very little in there!!

    Now all i have to do is write up about the condition for my log book.
    Thanks once again
    Happy studying!!


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