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Gerokomos

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TORRA I BOU, Joan-Enric et al. Redefinition of the concept and management of moisture injuries: A conceptualand methodological approach for improving the management of Moisture AssociatedSkin Damages (MASD). Gerokomos [online]. 2013, vol.24, n.2, pp.90-94. ISSN 1134-928X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1134-928X2013000200008.

There are actually several problems with the concept of moisture lesions in our scientific (Spanish) community, frequently directly associated only to incontinence lesions. We propose and review the extend of the term LESCAH (Moisture associated skin damage) in Spanish for the definition of the inflammation and skin damage produced by different moisture sources like urine, faeces, sweat, wound exudate, saliva and mucus. We also propose the acronym CASPROT in order to agglutinate in a common framework the different concepts, aims and activities oriented to address moisture associated problems.

Keywords : Moisture associated skin damage; skin care; prevention; treatment.

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