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Could the decubitus be caused by something other than bed

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could the decubitus be caused by something other than bed sores. Like kidney infection?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

usually kidney infections do not cause decubitus ulcers.

decubitus ulcers occur in older patients who are not able to change their body position, they have poor circulation and poor nutrition and lying in the bed in the same position for a long time can cause the skin to break down.

these patients can also have kidney infection as well.