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Decubitus ulcers

Decubitus ulcers: Introduction

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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Causes of Decubitus ulcers:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Decubitus ulcers

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Decubitus ulcers: Symptom Checker

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Decubitus ulcers Treatments

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Decubitus ulcers: Animations

Decubitus ulcers: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Decubitus ulcers

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Decubitus ulcers: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Decubitus ulcers

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often seen by physicians for this reason. children more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel more »

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Decubitus ulcers: Related Rare Diseases

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Decubitus ulcers: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Decubitus ulcers:

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 Decubitus ulcers:

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

Detailed list of causes of Decubitus ulcers

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How Common are these Causes of Decubitus ulcers?

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:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Decubitus ulcers:

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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Causes of Decubitus ulcers Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Decubitus ulcers based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Decubitus ulcers?

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

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Decubitus ulcers:

    Bed sore, Pressure sores
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Decubitus ulcers:

    Medical Conditions associated with Decubitus ulcers:

    Ulcers (28 causes), Skin ulcer (38 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin lesion (422 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Mucus membrane symptoms (832 causes)

    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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