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Ischaemic leg

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Arterial insufficiency be chronic or acute. The cardinal feature of chronic insufficiency is intermittent claudication, whereas acute ischaemia presents as the sudden onset of a cold, white foot, extending a variable distance up the leg. In both, usually one limb is affected. Involvement of both limbs is suggestive of a saddle embolus.

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