Treating Surgical Infections in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Source Control, Then What?

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Abstract

Surgical infections present a significant burden of disease globally. Management focuses on source control and appropriate antibiotic therapy. This remains a challenge in low- and middle-income settings, where access to surgical care and antibiotics is limited. This paper discusses the complex challenges facing the management of surgical infections in low- and middle-income countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-196
Number of pages5
JournalSurgical infections
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019

Keywords

  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella
  • SMART
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • antibiotic resistance
  • extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producers
  • intraabdominal infections
  • peritonitis
  • resource-poor countries
  • soft tissue infections
  • source control
  • surgical infections

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review

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