Other Wound Types and Skin Injuries

Other Wound Types

There are a wide variety of diseases that cause wounds. The wounds most commonly confused with pressure injuries are wounds of the lower extremities caused by peripheral arterial disease, venous insufficiency and neuropathic changes of diabetes mellitus.

    Arterial Ulcer                Venous Ulcer                Diabetic Foot Ulcer
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These wounds are described in more detail to facilitate differential diagnosis of pressure injuries.