Decubitus Ulcers- Pressure sores/bed sores

It can range from a very mild pink coloration of the skin, which disappears in a few hours after pressure is relieved on the area, to a very deep wound extending to and sometimes through a bone into internal organs. These ulcers, as well as other wound types, are classified in stages according to the severity of the wound. Prevention consists of changing position every 2 hours or more frequently if needed.The treatment for a decubitus ulcer involves keeping the area clean and removing necrotic (dead) tissue. http://www.expertlaw.com/library/malpractice/decubitus_ulcers.html
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Urticaria- Hives

It appears as raised, well-circumscribed areas of erythema and edema involving the dermis and epidermis. It is caused by infections, foods, drugs, environmental factors, exposure to latex, stress, exercise, and pregnancy. The goal of treating most cases of ordinary urticaria is to relieve symptoms while the condition goes away by itself. http://www.medicinenet.com/hives/page3.htm http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/762917-overview
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Sceloderma

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses which occur when the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system. Scleroderma affects the skin to cause local or widespread signs of inflammation (redness, swelling, tenderness, itching, and pain) that can lead to skin tightness or hardening. No medication has been found to be universally effective for all patients with scleroderma. In an individual patient, the illness may be mild and not require treatments. In some, the disease is ravaging and relentless. http://www.medicinenet.com/scleroderma/article.html


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