COMA BLISTERS

By Gary M. White, MD


Coma blisters are bulla that occur in a patient who has been in a coma. They appear to be related to prolonged cutaneous pressure inducing skin damage.

References

Coma blisters with hypoxemic respiratory failure. Dermatology Online Journal 18(3)
Blisters occurred in a patient found unconscious after a prolonged bout of alcohol consumption. Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:632

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