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Flashcards in Week 2 Skin Ulcers- Spoelhof Deck (5)
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1

Stages of an ulcer

1: non blanchable erythema
2: like an unroofed blister, dermis exposed
3: exposed subdermal tissues, note underminded edges
4: exposed tendon or bone

2

What stage is an ulcer with an unobservable base due to eschar, exudate, etc?

UNSTAGEABLE!

3

What should you avoid when cleansing a wound?

Avoid antiseptics which may be cytotoxic! Could kill fibroblasts

4

What do people with peripheral arterial ischemia usually die from?

Peripheral arterial ischemia is a strong predictor of coronary and cerebral arterial disease (arteriosclerosis)

-will die of HEART ATTACK or STROKE rather than complication of leg ischemia

5

What should you do if an ulcer is atypical or doesn't respond to treatment?

Biopsy! Could be cancerous