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Infection of a Chronic Wound | Clinical Signs

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a chronic wound for clinical findings that could indicate wound infection.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

T14.0, T14.1

Description:

The presence of certain clinical findings should alert the clinician to a possible infection of a chronic wound. A patient with one or more of these findings should be carefully evaluated and monitored for progression.

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