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Bed sores

Bed sores: Introduction

Bed sores: An ulceration due to an arterial occlusion or prolonged pressure. See detailed information below for a list of 2 causes of Bed sores, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Bed sores:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Bed sores. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Bed sores: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Bed sores, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Bed sores Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Bed sores may include:

  • Autolytic debridement
  • Biological debridement
  • Chemical debridement
  • Maggot debridement therapy
  • Sharp debridement
  • Surgical debridement
  • Ultrasound assisited wound therapy
  • more treatments...»

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Bed sores: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Bed sores

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Definitions of Bed sores:

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.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Bed sores:

The list of organs typically affected by Bed sores may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Bed sores

The list below shows some of the causes of Bed sores mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Bed sores?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Bed sores. Of the 2 causes of Bed sores that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bed sores:

The following list of conditions have 'Bed sores' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Bed sores:

The following list of medical conditions have Bed sores or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Bed sores?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Bed sores, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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What are the alternative names for Bed sores:

Pressure sores, Decubitus ulcer
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Classifications of Bed sores:

Medical Conditions associated with Bed sores:

Sores (467 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

Symptoms related to Bed sores:

Skin ulcers, Skin rash (461 causes), Numbness (497 causes), Poor circulation (1579 causes), Diabetes (212 causes), Pressure sores, Decubitus ulcer (16 causes), Water bed

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Medical News summaries about Bed sores

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Bed sores

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