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Pressure-Induced Skin Changes Following an Episode of Drug-Induced Coma

Specialty:

Dermatology
Toxicology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A person who has been in a drug-induced coma for several hours may develop skin necrosis secondary to prolonged pressure without relief. Similar findings can be found with other forms of coma (diabetic ketoacidosis, cardiac arrest, etc).

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