Charles Parish Lawrence, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

Charles Parish Lawrence

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Decubitus Ulcer (Chronic ulcer of skin, pressure ulcer, bedsore, pressure sore, tissue necrosis, decubiti, decubitus, trophic ulcer, decubitus ominosus/chronicus, cuticular necrosis, skin ulcer)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Characteristic findings on physical examination The diagnosis is made by observation (Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3).  An ulcer reflects a break in the skin that can even extend to the underlying bone. Figure 1. Non-blanchable erythema and decubitus dermatitis Figure 2. Superficial ulcer Figure 3. Deep ulcer with necrotic…

Atrophie Blanche (Atrophie alba, Atrophie blanche en plaque, Atrophie blanche of Milian, Hyalinizing segmental vasculitis, Livedoid vasculopathy, Livedoid vasculitis, Livedo reticularis with summer ulceration, PURPLE [Painful purpuric ulcers with reticular patterning on the lower extremities])

Atrophie Blanche Synonyms: Atrophie alba, Atrophie blanche en plaque, Atrophie blanche of Milian, Hyalinizing segmental vasculitis, Livedoid vasculopathy, Livedoid vasculitis, Livedo reticularis with summer ulceration, PURPLE (Painful purpuric ulcers with reticular patterning on the lower extremities) ICD-9-CM code: 701.3 Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history The…

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