oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - Nosocomial surgical skin and soft tissue infections
|Article Title||Nosocomial surgical skin and soft tissue infections|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection|
|Author||D.C. Grolman and G. Richards|
|Publication Date||Jan 2005|
|Pages||74 - 76|
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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