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59 Possible Causes for Subcutaneous Crepitus, Wound Infection

  • Gas Gangrene

    Physical exam demonstrated an erythematous and edematous left foot with subcutaneous crepitus along the plantar surface.[] We hypothesize that sugars, which have been used throughout history to prevent wound infection, may represent a nutritional signal against gas gangrene development.[] When the swollen area is pressed, gas can be felt as a crackly sensation (crepitus).[]

  • 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[] Postoperative streptococcal wound infection . JAMA 1970 ; 213 : 1189 –91. 40. Anonymous. Hospital outbreak of streptococcal wound infection – Utah .[] […] tissues in the fascial planes Crepitus due to production of gas in the tissues.[]

  • Diabetic Gangrene

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

  • 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[] Surgical site infection - a European perspective of incidence and economic burden. Int Wound J. 2004; 1 (4): 247-73[ DOI ][ PubMed ] 7.[] , rectal abscesses, soft tissue infections, liver infection) - Fusobacterium (abscesses, wound infections, pulmonary and intracranial infections) - Porphyromonas (aspiration[]

  • Subcutaneous Emphysema

    Crepitation, subcutaneous (subcutaneous crepitus, subcutaneous emphysema) . 2. Agarwal IT, Long DE. Radiological Case of the Month Discussion .[] There were no blowhole-incision-related wound infections or any other complications.[] […] 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[]

  • Flail Chest

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

  • Bronchopleural Fistula

    […] of his face, chest, and extremities due to subcutaneous air (Figure).[] Although sternal wound infection required steel wire removal and debridement, with wound dressing at home, the patient could return to work.[] 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.[]

  • Tension Pneumothorax

    Developing crepitus due to subcutaneous air can severely limit pleural ultrasound (US) views and hinder the diagnosis of pneumothorax by pleural US.[] And as with any open wound, infection is a risk.[] The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in[]

  • Pyomyositis

    Crepitus occurs when gas-forming organisms are present. Signs of systemic sepsis and toxaemia occur quickly.[] Treatment is continued till wound is clear of infection and the patient afebrile for 7–10 days. What is the outcome for tropical pyomyositis?[] […] around the surgical wound.[]

  • Penetrating Chest Trauma

    He had palpable subcutaneous crepitus over the chest and abdomen with massive scrotal swelling, and his back exam revealed multiple penetrating wounds ( Figure 1 ).[] wound infection than standard care when used on open traumatic wounds. [17] History [ edit ] Before the 17th century, medical practitioners poured hot oil into wounds in[] Stab wounds Stab wounds of the chest can be made by the different sharp objects such as knifes, daggers, pieces of glass or other metals.[]

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