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Exudate Classifications

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bjtmeyer's version from 2016-09-14 21:56

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SerousClear, light color, with a thin, watery consistency. Considered normal
SanguineousRed color, with a thin watery consistency. The red is due to blood. May be indicative of new blood vessel growth or disruption of blood vessels.
SerosanguineousLight red or pink color. Normal in a healthy, healing wound.
SeropurulentCloudy or opaque, with a yellow or tan color, and a thin, watery consistency. May be an early warning sign of impending infection and is always considered abnormal
PurulentYellow or green color and a thick, viscous consistency. Generally an indicator of wound infection and is considered abnormal.
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