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Category/Stage 2

Category/Stage 2: Partial thickness

Partial-thickness loss of dermis presenting as a shallow open ulcer with a red-pink wound bed without slough. May also present as an intact or open/ruptured serum-filled or serosanguinous-filled blister. Presents as a shiny or dry shallow ulcer without sloughing or bruising. This category should not be used to describe skin tears, tape burns, incontinence associated dermatitis, maceration or excoriation. Bruising indicates deep tissue injury.