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Wound Classification Following Traumatic Injury

Purpose:

To classify a patient's traumatic wounds using the scheme of Weigelt et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

T79.3

Description:

Weigelt et al classified wounds after traumatic injury based on the nature and extent of the injury. This correlates with the theoretical amount of bacterial contamination in the wound. The authors are from the University of Texas in Dallas.

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