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Decubitus ulcers: An ulceration due to an arterial occlusion or prolonged pressure. See detailed information below for a list of 16 causes of Decubitus ulcers, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Ulceration caused by prolonged pressure in patients permitted to lie too still for a long period of time; bony prominences of the body are the most frequently affected sites; ulcer is caused by ischemia of the underlying structures of the skin, fat, and muscles as a result of the sustained and constant pressure.
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The list of organs typically affected by Decubitus ulcers may include, but is not limited to:
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This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Decubitus ulcers. Of the 16 causes of Decubitus ulcers that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Decubitus ulcers' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Decubitus ulcers, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
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Medical Conditions associated with Decubitus ulcers:
Symptoms related to Decubitus ulcers:
Bedsores (2 causes), Skin ulcers, Wounds, Trauma, Pressure (173 causes), Peripheral vascular disease, Venous thrombosis, Viral, Human Immune Deficiency virus, Hepatitis B or C, Whipples disease, Relapsing polychondritis
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