World society of emergency surgery (WSES) guidelines for management of skin and soft tissue infections

Massimo Sartelli, Mark A. Malangoni, Addison K. May, Pierluigi Viale, Lillian S. Kao, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Ernest E. Moore, Fred A. Moore, Andrew B. Peitzman, Raul Coimbra, Ari Leppaniemi, Yoram Kluger, Walter Biffl, Kaoru Koike, Massimo Girardis, Carlos A. Ordonez, Mario Tavola, Miguel Cainzos, Salomone Di SaverioGustavo P. Fraga, Igor Gerych, Michael D. Kelly, Korhan Taviloglu, Imtiaz Wani, Sanjay Marwah, Miklosh Bala, Wagih Ghnnam, Nissar Shaikh, Osvaldo Chiara, Mario Paulo Faro, Gerson Alves Pereira, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Federico Coccolini, Cristian Tranà, Davide Corbella, Pietro Brambillasca, Yunfeng Cui, Helmut A.Segovia Lohse, Vladimir Khokha, Kenneth Y.Y. Kok, Suk Kyung Hong, Kuo Ching Yuan

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Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of pathological conditions ranging from simple superficial infections to severe necrotizing soft tissue infections. Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTIs) are potentially life-threatening infections of any layer of the soft tissue compartment associated with widespread necrosis and systemic toxicity. Successful management of NSTIs involves prompt recognition, timely surgical debridement or drainage, resuscitation and appropriate antibiotic therapy. A worldwide international panel of experts developed evidence-based guidelines for management of soft tissue infections. The multifaceted nature of these infections has led to a collaboration among surgeons, intensive care and infectious diseases specialists, who have shared these guidelines, implementing clinical practice recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number57
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 18 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


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