An invasive fungal infection (IFI) may develop in a combat wound.
Risk factors for invasive fungal infection (IFI):
(1) massive transfusion (> 20 units packed RBCs within 24 hours of injury)
(2) associated injuries (extensive perineal, genitourinary, rectal, pelvic, abdominal)
(3) blast injury
(4) dismounted status
(5) above-the-knee amputation
(1) persistent/progressive/recurrent necrosis following 2 or more consecutive surgical debridement
(2) laboratory evidence (culture, smear, biopsy)
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Specialty: Infectious Diseases, Surgery, general