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Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are ulcers (sores) caused by prolonged pressure or rubbing on vulnerable areas of the body, such as bony or cartilaginous areas that are prone to moisture and friction.

Decubitus ulcers are pressure ulcers that occur when the patient lies on his or her back for long periods

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