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BANDERA GARCIA, Cristina et al. Stage IV dermatoporosis: a case report. Gerokomos [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.1, pp.32-35.  Epub June 15, 2020. ISSN 1134-928X.

A 79-year-old patient referred to a nursing consultation to evaluate a traumatic lesion in the right lower limb for one week, treated with elastic bandage and low molecular weight heparin.


Knowing the role of nursing in the prevention and treatment of dermatoporosis, in relation to a clinical case.


Clinical case with methodological approach, with informed consent of the patient and photographs.


The healing was achieved in a period of 65 days, with a correct preparation of the wound bed for the subsequent success of the skin graft, treating the edema, exudate and pain during the cures, made every 2-3 days in accordance with the effectiveness of the treatment.


Dermatoporosis requires a greater effort in primary and secondary prevention from primary care, especially from the detection of clinical manifestations and initial complications derived from it.

Keywords : Dermatoporosis; debridement; skin graft.

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