Selected Disorders of the Skin

  • Aubrey L. Knight


The family physician, particularly when caring for patients in the long-term care setting, finds pressure sores to be a common clinical entity. Pressure sores are defined as changes in the skin and underlying tissue that result from pressure over bony prominences. If not attended to, these forces cause ulceration. The best treatment for pressure sores is prevention, but even under the best conditions it is not always possible. There have been a multitude of treatments asserted to be effective for management of this problem, yet the treatment of pressure sores remains one of the more difficult clinical tasks facing the family physician.


Hair Loss Pressure Sore Alopecia Areata Metatarsal Head Nail Plate 
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