6. A 68-year-old tax attorney is in the hospital with a stroke. He has residual left-sided paralysis and is bed-ridden. On examination of the skin, you notice an area on his sacrum that is red with a boggy consistency, and you diagnose a pressure ulcer. What stage is this pressure ulcer?
7. A 15-year-old boy comes to your clinic complaining about pain for the past 2 weeks on the bottom of his left foot. He states that he stepped on a sticker outside and ever since he has had a spot there that hurts. He has no significant past medical history. On exam, you note an 8-mm area of thickened skin just proximal to the great toe on his left foot. There is no redness, warmth, or drainage from the area. There are, however, small dark dots present underneath the thickened skin. Pressing against the area causes the patient significant pain. What disorder of the foot is most likely the diagnosis for his case?
(C) Neuropathic ulcer
(D) Plantar wart
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