MASD: What is it?
Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) is caused by prolonged exposure to various sources of moisture, including urine or stool, perspiration, wound exudate, mucus, saliva, and their contents. MASD is characterized by inflammation of the skin, occurring with or without erosion or secondary cutaneous infection.1
The four common types:
1Gray M, Black JM, Baharestani MM, et al. Moisture-Associated Skin Damage: overview and pathology. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2011; 38(3):233-241