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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Infections

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emDocs - May 30, 2018 - Author: Nicholas Smith and David Pillus
Edited by: Alex Koyfman and Brit Long
"Key Points
  • In some cases, antibiotics alone are not adequate for infectious source control.
  • Complete exposure and skin examis crucial in making the timely diagnosis of several life-threatening diseases.
  • For many of these infections, getting a surgeon on board as soon as possible is associated with source control and reduction in both morbidity and mortality.
  • Keep a broad differential in patients presenting with apparent infection without a source, and don’t forget the possibility of not readily apparent skin and soft tissue infections."