from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of a bed-sore or decubitus.
- Relating to decubitus.
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In the meanwhile, if the character of the infectious material is not so virulent, the disease will take on a slower course and the subject may experience laminitis from supporting weight upon the sound member, or because of continued recumbency, decubital gangrene and emaciation sometimes cause death.
Antibiotics should be used if toxicoinfectious botulism is suspected or if there are secondary lesions, such as aspiration pneumonia or decubital ulcers (pressure sores).