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Can bed sores be fatal?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bedsores fatal

Bedsores (pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers) can get very large, go to deeper structures, or can be so numberous that they at the very least be associated with a terminal process for a patient.
Remember, the skin is the largest organ of the body; it is the most visible one also. Equating cause of death with the effects of the dying process can be a difficult matter.

In brief: Bedsores fatal

Bedsores (pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers) can get very large, go to deeper structures, or can be so numberous that they at the very least be associated with a terminal process for a patient.
Remember, the skin is the largest organ of the body; it is the most visible one also. Equating cause of death with the effects of the dying process can be a difficult matter.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Bed sores are open wounds and they can lead to infections, which in turn can kill.

In brief: Yes

Bed sores are open wounds and they can lead to infections, which in turn can kill.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Dr. Leonard Grossman
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