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Differential assessment of trunk wounds: pressure ulceration versus incontinence associated dermatitis versus intertriginous dermatitis.
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PMID:  22570912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Differential assessment of trunk wounds is a critical element of their effective management. In reviewing the pathology and typical presentation for pressure necrosis, IAD, and ITD, four factors provide guidance in differential assessment: location, depth, characteristics, and exposure. Pressure ulcers are full-thickness lesions located over bony prominences or under medical devices. IAD and ITD are superficial lesions that occur in areas exposed to urine and/or stool (IAD) or trapped perspiration (ITD). Undermining and tunneling are common features of pressure ulcers, but never occur with IAD or ITD. Similarly, pressure ulcers frequently present with tissue necrosis, whereas ITD and IAD are commonly associated with maceration of the surrounding skin.
Dorothy Doughty
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ostomy/wound management     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1943-2720     ISO Abbreviation:  Ostomy Wound Manage     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912029     Medline TA:  Ostomy Wound Manage     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-2     Citation Subset:  N    
Emory University WOC Nursing Education Center, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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