oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - Nosocomial surgical skin and soft tissue infections

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-8782
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1084



Surgical site infections may be divided into organ/body cavity infections and skin/soft tissue infections (SSTI). This article will cover nosocomial guidelines for superficial surgical wound infections, ie. infections of the skin, skin-related structures and soft tissues. SSTIs may be further divided into those which are truly superficial, ie. involving only the skin and subcutaneous tissue; and deep SSTIs which also involve fascia and muscle.

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