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Ulcus hypostaticum

ulcus hypostaticum --> decubitus ulcer

(Science: dermatology) A chronic ulcer that appears in pressure areas in debilitated patients confined to bed or otherwise immobilised, due to a circulatory defect from the enhanced tissue pressure in high-contact areas, often occurring over a bony prominence (for example sacral decubitus).


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