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Disease Severity Score of Wilson et al for Complicated Infections of Skin and Soft Tissue

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a complicated skin and soft tissue bacterial infection using the score of Wilson et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

L03

Description:

Wilson et al developed a score for evaluating patients with complicated infections of skin and soft tissue due to Gram-positive bacteria. This can help identify patients who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of California at Irvine, the University of Cincinnati, and Pharmacia Corporation (makers of linezolid).

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