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a popular term for any lesion of the skin or mucous membrane.
bed sore popular term for pressure ulcer.
cold s's herpes febrilis.
desert sore a form of tropical phagedenic ulcer seen in desert areas of Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.
pressure sore pressure ulcer.


1. Tender; painful.
2. Any type of tender or painful ulcer or lesion of the skin or mucous membrane.

bed sore

Pressure ulcer

canker sore

Aphthous ulcer.

cold sore

A thin-walled blister at the junction of the mucous membranes of the mouth and lips. It is caused by recurrent infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) in those who have antibodies to HSV. Treatment is recommended only for immunocompromised patients, who are given acyclovir.
See: fever blister

Delhi sore

Cutaneous leishmaniasis.

desert sore

An ulcer of the skin of the arms or legs, sometimes caused by diphtheria or staphylococci, typically contracted in Australia or Burma.

hard sore

A syphilitic chancre; primary lesion of syphilis.

jungle sore

Infection of the skin or of poorly tended wounds by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, esp. in warm, moist, tropical climates.

Oriental sore

Cutaneous leishmaniasis.
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pressure sore

Pressure ulcer.illustration

primary sore

The initial sore or hard chancre of syphilis.

soft sore


soft venereal sore

A former name for

tropical sore

Cutaneous leishmaniasis.

wine sore

A slang term for a superficial infected area of the skin seen in alcoholics with poor personal hygiene. It is erroneously thought to be due to specific action of the wine.

bed sore

; pressure sore; decubitus ulcer chronic pressure ulceration developing at sacral or heel areas in debilitated patients on prolonged bed rest
decubitus ulcer,
, bed sore (bed'sōr, bed sōr)
Synonym(s): decubitus ulcer.


a popular term for any lesion of the skin or mucous membrane.

bed sore
decubitus ulcer.
foam sore
sore foot syndrome
erosion of the pads in recently captured large cats. Caused by ceaseless walking and pivoting on a concrete floor.
sore head
sore hocks
see ulcerative pododermatitis.
sore knee
sore mouth
see contagious ecthyma, vesicular stomatitis.
sore muzzle
in sheep, see bluetongue.
sore nose
common name for facial dermatitis in gerbils. There is hypersecretion of the Harderian gland with accumulation of porphyrin pigment in the skin, causing irritation, self-trauma and secondary infection. Caused by overcrowding and excessive humidity.
pressure sore
decubitus ulcer.
summer sore
sweat sore
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Mrs Bolam said: "His skin was coming up in bed sores - he had one on his bottom and one on his foot.
Bed sores are often caused when a large amount of pressure is applied to an area of skin over a short period of time and becomes starved of oxygen.
Individuals with spinal cord injuries with loss of mobility can be particularly at risk to develop bed sores.
The Santa Monica PD is looking into elder abuse allegations that Jean took Casey on a wild, week-long multi-state car ride which caused him to develop bed sores that got infected and contributed to his death.
The special fitted sheet was specifically developed to assist in the prevention of the occurrence of bed sores.
Wife Charlotte sleeps on a special hospital mattress to ease agonising bed sores caused by her spina bifida, while he uses a single bed in their smaller second room.
The hearing heard two patients suffered with severe bed sores.
He used to do nothing but lie in bed, listening to the radio -- a static life that left him bored, listless and suffering from bed sores.
CARE home residents were left to develop bed sores and also to use their incontinence pads instead of commodes, it was alleged yesterday.
She was confined to a wheelchair and had MS and the first time she spent a few weeks in the hospital she came out with bed sores which took years to heal.
Hospitals with a better safety climate--interpersonal, work unit, and organizational safety attitudes and safeguards--have a lower incidence of patient safety problems such as bed sores, postoperative hemorrhage, and health care-associated infections.
However, in this unusual Florida case a nursing home patient had recurring bed sores for which she was hospitalized several times, only to return to the nursing home where she resided.