Which organisms cause skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) in immunocompromised patients?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) in immunocompromised patients can be caused by a variety of organisms, including those that don’t usually produce illness in healthy individuals, or may be the result of an underlying systemic infection. [2] The clinical findings of such SSTIs can be obscured by the degree and type of the patient’s immune deficiency.


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