Epidemiology and microbiology of surgical wound infections.

  title={Epidemiology and microbiology of surgical wound infections.},
  author={Andrea Giacometti and Oscar Cirioni and Anna M Schimizzi and Maria Simona Del Prete and Francesco Barchiesi and Marcello Mario D'Errico and Enzo Petrelli and Giorgio Scalise},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={38 2},
This study included 676 surgery patients with signs and symptoms indicative of wound infections, who presented over the course of 6 years. Bacterial pathogens were isolated from 614 individuals. A single etiologic agent was identified in 271 patients, multiple agents were found in 343, and no agent was identified in 62. A high preponderance of aerobic bacteria was observed. Among the common pathogens were Staphylococcus aureus (191 patients, 28.2%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (170 patients, 25.2… CONTINUE READING

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