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Calf pressure ulcers—fact defying the concept
  1. Jochanan Naschitz1,2
  1. 1 Comprehensive Geriatric Ward, Bait Balev Nesher, Nesher, Israel
  2. 2 Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Jochanan Naschitz, Comprehensive Geriatric Ward, Bait Balev Nesher, Nesher, Israel; naschitz{at}

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A 48-year-old man suffered a cardiac event and was successfully resuscitated at home. He remained in vegetative state. During a lengthy hospital stay, he was weaned from mechanical ventilation and treated for urinary and pulmonary infections. On admission for aftercare, there were pressure ulcers in the presacral area and next to the scapula. A stage 3, right calf ulcer had a peripheral rim of new epithelium. A left …

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