Disease Information for Decubitus ulcer

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Buttock Pain
Bilateral leg edema/swelling
Bulla/bullous rash
Bullous lesion/local
Cutaneous granulomatous ulceration/signs
Cutaneous ulcer/Skin ulcer
Leg Ulcers in Elderly
Rash/Lesions occur on pressure points/Acral lesions
Vesicobullous rashes
Unilateral leg swelling
Foot Pain
Sacrum area back pain
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Fever of unknown origin/chronic fever
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Bed-ridden
Patient/Drug overdose
Patient/Prolonged immobilization/status
Patient/Cachectic
Patient/Cerebral thrombosis
Patient/Quadriplegic
Patient/Unconscious
Population Group
Status/Nursing home patient/setting
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Lifestyle/Neglect/Poor/Negligent medical care situation
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Specific Single Nucleotide Polymorphism/SNIP genome type
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Calcaneal plantar bone resorption
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Bacteremia Septicemia
Decubitus ulcer/Bedsores
Necrotizing fasciitis/mixed
Ulceroglandular syndrome
Leg ulcers
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Ulcer/Dermatologic disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology/Secondary bacterial lesion infection
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
PROCESS/Trauma (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
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Definition

An ulceration caused by prolonged pressure in patients permitted to lie too still for a long period of time. The bony prominences of the body are the most frequently affected sites. The ulcer is caused by ischemia of the underlying structures of the skin, fat, and muscles as a result of the sustained and constant pressure.

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