What are the common causes of fatality from chronic 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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The most common causes of fatality for patients with chronic pressure injuries are renal failure and amyloidosis. In general, mortality is higher for patients who develop a new pressure injury and in whom the injury fails to heal.


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