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