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Civilian Gunshot Wound Infection Risk Factors

Purpose:

To evaluate a civilian with a gunshot wound for risk factors associated with wound infection as reported by Ordog et al.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

risk factors, complications, selection

ICD-10:

W34

Description:

Ordog et al identified risk factors for a gunshot wound becoming infected. These can help identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from King/Drew UCLA Medical Center.

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