How are burn-related surgical wound infections diagnosed and treated?

Updated: Jan 10, 2018
  • Author: Robert L Sheridan, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Burn-related surgical wound infection

  • Diagnostic points - Infection in surgically created would that has not yet epithelialized; includes loss of any overlying graft or membrane

  • Treatment strategies - Regular cleaning of debris and exudate; systemic and topical antistaphylococcal antibiotics; grafting of chronically unstable areas of epithelium


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