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Official Journal of the Italian Association for Cutaneous Ulcers
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Acta Vulnologica 2011 March;9(1):21-4

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Classification of peristomal skin changes: multicentric observational study

Pisani F. 1, Bosio G. 2, Fonti A. 3, Scrocca A. 4, Morandell C. 5, Anselmi L. 5, Antonini M. 6, Militello G. 7, Mastronicola D. 8, Gasperini S. 8, Lucibello L. 9

1 “Garibaldi” University Hospital, Nesima, Catania, Italy
2 “S. Giovanni Battista di Torino”, University Hospital, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
3 Policlinico Universitario “Campus Biomedico”, Rome, Italy
4 Bolzano Regional Hospital, Bolzano, Italy
5 Azienda U.S.L. 11, “S.Giuseppe” Hospital, Empoli, Italy
6 Azienda U.S.L. 4 , “Misericordia e Dolce” Hospital, Prato, Italy
7 Bristol-Myers-Squibb Convatec Medical Direction, Rome, Italy
8 Piemonte Hospital, Messina, Italy


Disorders regarding peristomal skin have been more and more investigated in order to establish the impact on quality of life of ostomy patients. The aim of this classification is to provide an objective, standardized tool for the assessment of peristomal skin complication specifically designed on the description and localization of the lesion.

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