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Decubitus ulcers. What is happening to the skin in the body?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Decibitus ulcers

The terms decubitus ulcer and pressure sore often are used interchangeably in the medical community.
Decubitis ulcers occur in many positions, such as prolonged sitting (eg, the commonly encountered ischial tuberosity ulcer). Because the common denominator of all such ulcerations is pressure.

In brief: Decibitus ulcers

The terms decubitus ulcer and pressure sore often are used interchangeably in the medical community.
Decubitis ulcers occur in many positions, such as prolonged sitting (eg, the commonly encountered ischial tuberosity ulcer). Because the common denominator of all such ulcerations is pressure.
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