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Pressure ulcer
Pathology
Type

Dermatological

Cause(s)

Consistent pressure on skin directly above a bony prominence

Symptoms

Redness over bony prominence, followed by shallow open sore, progressing to larger sore over time.

Mortality Rate

Low, but complications can be serious

Treatments

Dressing wound after removing necrotic tissue

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