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89 Possible Causes for Subcutaneous Crepitus, Wound Infection

  • Gas Gangrene

    The patient experienced delirium on the third morning after surgery, and a physical examination revealed subcutaneous crepitus extending along the length of the limb, and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We hypothesize that sugars, which have been used throughout history to prevent wound infection, may represent a nutritional signal against gas gangrene development.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Physical exam demonstrated an erythematous and edematous left foot with subcutaneous crepitus along the plantar surface.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anaerobic Bacterial Infection

    Note: crepitus and crepitation are interchangeable. debridement: removal of devitalized tissue crepitation: build up of gas in subcutaneous tissues usually due to C. perfingens[brainscape.com] , rectal abscesses, soft tissue infections, liver infection) - Fusobacterium (abscesses, wound infections, pulmonary and intracranial infections) - Porphyromonas (aspiration[wheelessonline.com] Gram-negative anaerobes and some of the infections they cause include Bacteroides (most common): Intra-abdominal infections Fusobacterium : Abscesses, wound infections, and[merckmanuals.com]

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

    Acute infection, often accompanied by toxic shock syndrome, rapid progression of marked edema to violaceous bullae and necrosis of subcutaneous tissue, absence of crepitus[en.wikibooks.org] Postoperative streptococcal wound infection. JAMA 1970 ; 213 : 1189 –91. 40. Anonymous. Hospital outbreak of streptococcal wound infection – Utah.[doi.org] […] tissues in the fascial planes Crepitus due to production of gas in the tissues.[symptoma.com]

  • Diabetic Gangrene

    , on examination, due to the movement of gas under the skin This is known as subcutaneous emphysema.[medicalnewstoday.com] Many patients infected by Gangrene and Diabetic wounds are completely recovered till now.[gogangrene.com] When care is not taken to prevent infection, the wounds can become deep, and osteomyelitis and serious soft tissue infection may occur.[intjem.springeropen.com]

  • Subcutaneous Emphysema

    Crepitation, subcutaneous (subcutaneous crepitus, subcutaneous emphysema). 2. Agarwal IT, Long DE. Radiological Case of the Month Discussion.[journals.lww.com] There were no blowhole-incision-related wound infections or any other complications.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] complication NEC 998.89 stitch abscess 998.59 transplant - see Complications, graft ureterostomy malfunction 997.5 urethrostomy malfunction 997.5 urinary NEC 997.5 vascular wound[icd9data.com]

  • Acute Mediastinitis

    Clinical Chest pain, dysphagia, respiratory distress, cervical-upper thoracic subcutaneous crepitus.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Keywords Esophageal Perforation Percutaneous Catheter Drainage Sternal Wound Infection Odontogenic Infection Deep Sternal Wound Infection These keywords were added by machine[link.springer.com] On physical examination, crepitus due to subcutaneous emphysema may be felt with palpation of the chest wall.[journals.lww.com]

  • Flail Chest

    No case of hardware failure, hardware prominence, wound infection, or nonunion was reported.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The incidences of ventilator-associated pneumonia, tracheostomy, sepsis, prolonged ventilation, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, wound infection, and postoperative[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There was one incidence of wound infection. Implants were removed in one patient after fractures had healed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bronchopleural Fistula

    […] of his face, chest, and extremities due to subcutaneous air (Figure).[westjem.com] Although sternal wound infection required steel wire removal and debridement, with wound dressing at home, the patient could return to work.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The conundrums of defect management in deep sternal wound infection: Review. Surg Curr Res 2013;3:130-4. 17. Linchevskyy O, Makarov A, Getman V.[nigeriamedj.com]

  • Traumatic Perforation of the Trachea

    Soft tissue swelling with crepitus was felt in the left supraclavicular area indicative of subcutaneous emphysema.[nature.com] Acute perforations tend to occur on the lateral region, as in our case, presenting wound infection, subcutaneous emphysema and progressive respiratory failure.[giornalechirurgia.it] Table 1 Results of surgery in patients with traumatic airway injuries Barmada (23) 7 R Thoracotomy: 5 L. pneumonectomy: 1 0% Wound infection: 2 L Thoracotomy: 2 ML. lobectomy[cardiothoracicsurgery.biomedcentral.com]

  • Mediastinitis

    Clinical Chest pain, dysphagia, respiratory distress, cervical-upper thoracic subcutaneous crepitus.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] They comprise sternal dehiscence, deep sternal wound infections and mediastinitis, which will be treated as varying expressions of a singular pathology for reasons explained[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On physical examination, crepitus due to subcutaneous emphysema may be felt with palpation of the chest wall.[journals.lww.com]

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