Understanding and preventing MARSI

Blog article topics: Medical Adhesive-related Skin Injury (MARSI), Ostomy Care, Skin Care for Stoma

Author(s): Editorial Team  Medicareplus International

Date: 23 July 2021

Understanding and preventing MARSI
What is MARSI?
Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI) occurs when medical adhesives remove superficial layers of skin, resulting in variable levels of skin damage, such as skin-stripping, tension blisters, skin tears, contact dermatitis1.



1. Jones L., Bell, D., Hodgson C. et al (2018). Case study series: Lifteez aerosol and wipes for the prevention and management of MARSI. Wounds UK 14(5): 118-123

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