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Pressure ulcer

Pressure ulcer: Introduction

Pressure ulcer: pressure ulcer is an area of skin that breaks down when one stays in a position for too long without shifting weight. See detailed information below for a list of 13 causes of Pressure ulcer, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Pressure ulcer: Symptom Checker

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

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Pressure ulcer Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Pressure ulcer may include:

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Pressure ulcer: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Pressure ulcer may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pressure ulcer

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Pressure ulcer: Deaths

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Definitions of Pressure ulcer:

Detailed list of causes of Pressure ulcer

The list below shows some of the causes of Pressure ulcer mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pressure ulcer?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pressure ulcer. Of the 13 causes of Pressure ulcer that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pressure ulcer:

The following list of conditions have 'Pressure ulcer' 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: Pressure ulcer:

The following list of medical conditions have Pressure ulcer 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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Causes of Pressure ulcer Based on Risk Factors

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

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

    Classifications of Pressure ulcer:

    Medical Conditions associated with Pressure ulcer:

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

    Symptoms related to Pressure ulcer:

    Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Being bedridden or in a wheelchair, Bowel incontinence (2114 causes), Deficiency-induced osteoporosis, Diabetes (212 causes), Drug-induced osteoporosis, Fragile skin, Malnourishment, Neuromuscular disease

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pressure ulcer

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