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Disease Soft Tissue Infections

Name Soft Tissue Infections
Synonyms Infection, Soft Tissue | Infections, Soft Tissue | Soft Tissue Infection
Definition Infections of non-skeletal tissue, i.e., exclusive of bone, ligaments, cartilage, and fibrous tissue. The concept is usually referred to as skin and soft tissue infections and usually subcutaneous and muscle tissue are involved. The predisposing factors in anaerobic infections are trauma, ischemia, and surgery. The organisms often derive from the fecal or oral flora, particularly in wounds associated with intestinal surgery, decubitus ulcer, and human bites. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1688)
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis
MeSH® ID D018461

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DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Infection Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Soft Tissue Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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