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Pressure ulcer

Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. You are at risk if you are bedridden, use a wheelchair, or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are life-threatening. They can be a problem for people in nursing homes. You can prevent the sores by . - Keeping skin clean and dry. -Changing position every two hours. - Using pillows and products that relieve pressure. Pressure sores have a variety of treatments. Advanced sores are slow to heal, so early treatment is best.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
41435
Concept ID:
C0011127
Disease or Syndrome
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Ulcer

The formation of a break on the skin or on the surface of an organ. An ulcer forms when the surface cells die and are cast off. Ulcers may be associated with cancer and other diseases. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
22541
Concept ID:
C0041582
Disease or Syndrome; Pathologic Function
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Pressure

MedGen UID:
632176
Concept ID:
C0460139
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