Bed Sore Break In Continuity Of Skin
A decubitus ulcer, also called a pressure sore or bed sore. It is an open wound on your skin. Pressure sores often occur on the skin covering bony areas when a person doesn't move much or someone doesn't move the person often enough.
Bed sore; break in continuity of skin: (A) leukoplakia (B) psoriasis (C) scleroderma (D) decubitus ulcer
A break in the skin is a wound, an injury or damage, usually restricted to those caused by physical means with disruption of normal continuity of structures.
20) bed sore; break in continuity of skin: decubitus ulcer: 21) chronic recurrent dermatosis with silvery gray scales covering red patches in skin: psoriasis: 22) a dermatomycosis: tinea (ringworm) fungal infection. myco - fungus. 23) white patches of a nucous membrane of tongue or cheek: leukoplakia: 24) connective tissue in the skin hardens: scleroderma
In addition to the 4 main stages for bed sores, there are 2 others: "Unstageable" is when you can't see the bottom of the sore, so you don't know how deep it is. Your doctor can only stage it
Pressure sores develop in four stages. The skin will look red and feel warm to the touch. There may be a painful open sore or a blister, with discolored skin around it. A crater-like appearance develops, due to tissue damage below the skin's surface. Severe damage to skin and tissue, possibly with infection.