Why are blacks with SCI at increased risk for pressure injuries (pressure ulcers)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Christian N Kirman, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Some authors speculate that detecting erythema can be more difficult with skin that has darker pigmentation. [48] Because prolonged nonblanching erythema is typically an early warning sign of pressure injury risk and development, difficulty in detecting erythema can result in failure to recognize grade I pressure injuries.


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