Pressure soresSymptoms

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Pressure sores Symptoms Pressure sores can begin as tender red patches which may develop into painful open wounds that may be superficial or extend to underlying structures, including muscle and bone. Pressure sores may also become necrotic and give off a pungent smell. They are found most commonly below the waist and at bony prominences, such as the hips, sacrum, heels of the feet. Causes Normal individuals sense pain in the region and move, therefore those at risk are those who aren’t able to move or those who aren’t able to sense pain, i.e. the elderly, immobile, unconscious or paralysed patients as well as patients with diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis and peripheral vascular disease. Epidemiology Occurrence may range from 4.7 - 32.1% in the hospital, community-care and nursing-home population. Approximately 80% of patients will die in the first four months with deep ulcers. Diagnosis
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