Medicine (Baltimore) 2022 Mar;101(11)
Graduate Program in Medicine and Health Sciences of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC/RS), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,School of Medicine of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC/RS), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Puebla, Puebla, México,Universidade Estadual Vale do Acaraú, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil,Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,Instituto Celulare, Itaipava, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,Rigshospital, Copenhagen East, København, Denmark,Centro Universitário do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil,Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Campania, Italia,Universidad Finis Terrae, Providencia, Santiago, Chile,Unigranrio, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Abstract: Patients with severe COVID-19 may have endothelial dysfunction and a hypercoagulable state that can cause skin damage. In the presence of external pressure on the tissues, the local inflammatory process regulated by inflammatory cytokines can increase and prolong itself, contributing to the formation of pressure injury (PI). PI is defined as localized damage to the skin or underlying tissues. Read More