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Surgical Site Infection Risk Factors | Pediatric Patients

Purpose:

To identify a pediatric patient who is at risk for a surgical site infection (SSI) based on the study of Bucher et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, selection, surgery

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Bucher et al identified risk factors for surgical site infections (SSI) in pediatric patients. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis.

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