Health Topics at uCan Health.com Tell a friend by email tell a friend | 866.880.8226 

Promoting Healthy Living

Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Google+ special tracking
All Topics   |   Post My Comments

Atypical Pressure Sores Developing In A Patient With Alcohol Intoxication

A 42 year-old male alcoholic patient was admitted to emergency department due to unconsciousness and the presence of necrotic tissue on his right zygomatic arch of the face. The medical history revealed that he was a chronic alcoholic and living alone. He did not have any known medical problems or sensorial deficits. He had been lying on the right decubitis position on the floor of his house for more than 48 hours until he was found and taken to our emergency department.

On the physical examination, he was unconscious and only localised painful stimuli. He had fever of 38.4oC, tachypnea, and blood pressure of 90/40 mmHg. Peripheral pulses were present but filiform. Beside the stage III pressure sore on his right zygomatic arch of the face there were several atypical pressure sores on the right side of the thoracic cage, the right anterior superior iliac spine, the lateral aspect of the right knee, the medial side of the left knee, the scrotum and the dorsal sides of the feet (figure 1 a-c). In routine blood analysis, he had elevated liver enzymes (GGT, ALT, AST, LDH). He was in deep metabolic acidosis with blood pH of 7.68. Nothing other than chronic atrophic changes in the gray mater of the brain (cerebral and cerabellar atrophy which were probably due to chronic alcoholism) was observed in the cranial CT obtained to exclude a possible head trauma, which may the reason of unconsciousness. Multiple microorganisms (E. coli, K. pneumonia, Staph. heamaliticus) were cultured from the wound over zygomatic arch of the face. The medical status of the patient deteriorated before any surgical intervention, and he died due to cardiopulmonary arrest.

For details of the report go to: http://www.ispub.com/ostia/index.php?xmlFilePath=journals/ijim/vol5n1/alcohol.xml

Alternating pressure mattress / low air loss mattress for prevention / treatment of pressure sores.

1,060 views | Rating (0 vote)
POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE Article
Your Comments: (comments, questions, answers...)
Your Overall Rating on This Article?
   1. Too Bad
   2. Below Average
   3. Average
   4. Above Average
   5. Excellent

MORE RELATED TOPICS

uCan Health Customer Service

Featured Deals

AltaDyne XT Alternating Pressure Mattress with Loss Air Loss
$3,450.00
-$1,351.00
$2,099.00
AltaDyne XT Alternating Pressure Mattress with Loss Air Loss 80" x 34" x 8" 396 lb Capacity
Easy Air Alternating Pressure / Low Air Loss Mattress System
$8,790.00
-$4,351.00
$4,439.00
Easy Air Alternating Pressure / Low Air Loss Mattress System 32" x 80"
AltaDyne 8" Alternating Pressure Mattress w / Low Air Loss Mattress
$3,589.00
-$2,780.00
$809.00
AltaDyne 8" Alternating Pressure Mattress w / Low Air Loss Mattress The System
new products
uCan Health value proposition

Share: Social Net FacebookTwitterGoogleGoogle BookmarksLinkedinTumblrBaiduAdd to Favorites / BookmarkDiggRedditTechnerd Communication

Contact | Caregiver Support | Store Policy | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Career

©2004-2017 All rights reserved by uCan Health LLC.