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How does a bed sore develop?

Bed sores usually develop when the blood supply to the skin is cut off after being left in one position too long as may occur when a person is not able to move freely on his own. The constant pressure along with exposure to soiled linen or diapers can further complicate a pressure ulcer by providing an environment in which skin erodes and germs flourish.

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