|Side View of Skin Ulcer|
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- Sample of ulcer fluids—to look for infection or items that can cause infection
- Biopsy—a tissue sample examined under a microscope
- Blood tests
- Oral corticosteroids
- Smaller ulcers may be treated with a topical steroid cream or an injection
Preventing New Ulcers
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