Campbell Caren

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Decubitus Ulcer (Chronic ulcer of skin, pressure ulcer, bedsore, pressure sore, tissue necrosis, decubiti, decubitus, trophic ulcer, decubitus ominosus/chronicus, cuticular necrosis, skin ulcer)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination The diagnosis is made by observation (Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3).  An ulcer reflects a break in the skin that can even extend to the underlying bone. Figure 1. Non-blanchable erythema and decubitus dermatitis Figure 2. Superficial ulcer Figure 3. Deep ulcer with necrotic…

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