Skip to Content
Medical Term:

desert sore


Definition: any of a variety of chronic nonspecific cutaneous ulcers, most commonly on the shins, knees, hands, and forearms, and probably a variant of ecthyma, that occur in tropical and desert areas.

Synonym(s): veldt sore

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.