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Skin Changes at Life's End (SCALE Ulcer, Decubitus Ominosis)

Specialty:

Dermatology
General Surgery

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient who is close to death may develop skin ulcerations termed SCALE ulcers (Skin Changes at Life's End). The appearance of these lesions is a poor prognostic sign. Their occurrence may be unavoidable.

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