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Findings in Surgical Patient Associated with High Risk of Post-Operative Infection

Purpose:

Purpose: To evaluate a surgical patient for findings that may indicate an increased risk for infection following surgery.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, complications, surgery

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Kendrick et al proposed a management strategy for patients with fever after surgery. A key feature is distinguishing high from low risk patients for postoperative infection.

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