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4,420 Possible Causes for Wound Infection

  • Streptococcal Infection

    Puerperal fever - uterus is infected C. Surgical scarlet fever - surgical wound is infected D. Myositis - muscle is destroyed E.[atsu.edu] Other types of common infections include skin and wound infections, ear and sinus infections, and infections in the lymph glands.[healthlinkbc.ca] Other disease processes involving GAS organisms (for example, meningitis , bone infections, pneumonia , wound infections, and others) produce the typical symptoms associated[medicinenet.com]

  • Skin Infection

    Wound Infection. EMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at . Accessed on 5/10/08. Church, D. et. al.(2006 April). Burn Wound Infections.[labtestsonline.org] infection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Burn Wound Infections. Medscape Drugs and Diseases. Available online at Accessed on 11/12/16. Kunin, J. (2014 September 1 Updated). Surgical wound infection – treatment.[labtestsonline.org]

  • Enterococcus

    infection mitigation in combat-related wounds.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients with Enterococcal wound and soft tissue infections were identified using the hospital data base, their incidence of soft tissue/wound infections calculated, drug[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient was treated for the wound infection and was later on discharged after three weeks of hospital stay.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Conjunctivitis

    Nocardial conjunctivitis associated with silicone tubing is an extremely rare finding. The authors present a case of a 52-year-old woman with previous dacryocystorhinostomy and silicone tube placement 3 years prior who presented with OD redness and discharge for 1 week. On examination, the patient was noted to[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Klebsiella

    Strains of Klebsiella grimontii were isolated from human blood cultures, wound infections, antibiotic-associated haemorrhagic colitis and faecal carriage.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] These include: Pneumonia Bloodstream infections Wound infections Surgical site infections Meningitis Urinary tract infections (UTI) How Klebsiella Pneumoniae Spreads K. pneumoniae[everydayhealth.com] The bacteria are not airborne, so you can't contract a K. pneumoniae infection by breathing the same air as an infected person.[everydayhealth.com]

  • Lymphadenitis

    infection, the development of an acute infectious disease, or after surgery; chronic lymphadenitis, which is the result of a long-term infectious process or progression of[en.medicine-worlds.com] In the group allocated to undergo surgery, 12% of the patients developed a postoperative wound infection.[academic.oup.com] Depending on the duration and intensity of the inflammatory process, there are: acute lymphadenitis, which is characterized by a sudden onset and occurs as a result of wound[en.medicine-worlds.com]

  • Staphylococcal Infection

    The susceptibility of superficial wounds to the infection is ascribed to friction from dressings.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Staph is one of the most common causes of skin infections and can cause serious wound infections.[rch.org.au] Abstract The significance of staphylococcal infection has been studied prospectively in 250 wounds healing by open granulation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Ulcer

    They should be assessed regularly for signs of wound infection, remembering that infected wounds are often minimally symptomatic, displaying only exudate, odour or mild discomfort[clinimed.co.uk] For diabetic wound infections: Initial course of antibiotics is 1-2 weeks for mild infections and 3-6 weeks for moderate to severe infections.[ahpnetwork.com] A wound dressing should be selected to support a moist wound environment, prevent further trauma, treat / prevent infection, manage exudate, control odour and protect the[clinimed.co.uk]

  • Umbilical Hernia

    infection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The mean operative time was 67.45 min and the average hospital stay was 3.8 days. 2 patients had wound infection, 3 patients developed seroma and 1 patient had an ascitic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Postoperative morbidity (2%) consisted of superficial wound infection (7), hematoma (3), and seroma (1).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ventral Hernia

    The other two recurrences were one which occurred superior to the mesh at a suture site and one who developed a wound infection postoperatively.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Early wound complications included subcutaneous wound infection (18), deep wound infection (17), dehiscence (13), fistula (2), and suture sinus (2).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A recent development for the primary prevention of wound infections is the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on closed wounds.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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