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Is there a disase/condition/disorder that would make someone more susceptible to having pressure sores?

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Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
No: Pressure sores result from just that, pressure. These are typically found in bed bound patients where parts of their body are constantly in contact with a surface such as a mattress. The body's own weight causes erosion of the tissue and for a sore to develop. Vitamin c has been shown to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher commented
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Protein calorie malnutrtion or any disease leading to that state or any disease leading to immobility will significantly increase risk.
Jan 10, 2013

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