How To Distinguish Diabetes Or Gangrene Wounds In Stroke Patients?
my mother had a stroke for 6 years, she could not move her body, but I routinely sat down and kept her diet, for 6 years, just fine, after I moved house, she had a wound on the heel, her heels were always made to support her to lift her hips when changing diapers, now in the heel, I can’t distinguish whether it’s pressure sores or gangrene, please input it,
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Decubitus ulcers are deeper skin lesions due to soft tissue damage as a result of continuous and prolonged pressure between the protrusion of the bone and the external surface. Decubitus ulcers are characterized by wounds that have a bottom, raised edges, accompanied by signs of local and systemic inflammation.
Pressure ulcers can occur anywhere, but are more common in areas where there is protrusion of the bone. Decubitus ulcers often occur in patients with prolonged bed rest due to certain chronic diseases where all activity is generally carried out in bed. This condition can be treated with intensive wound care, good nutrition, and control of chronic diseases and existing infections.
While gangrene is a condition of body tissue that has died due to poor supply of oxygen to the tissues that has gone on chronically. This condition generally occurs in the legs, toes, or fingers, but can also occur in muscles and internal organs. Gangrene is characterized by wounds that are blue to black, have no pain or numbness, and feel cold. This dead tissue can no longer be saved, so it is necessary to take the appointment of the gangrene network.
In the case above may be more in line with the possibility of the diagnosis of pressure sores, but you should consult directly with your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Specific treatment in the future depends on the final diagnosis of the disease, so do not hesitate to see a doctor. Adequate treatment is important to prevent widespread infections which will worsen the patient's condition.
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