2018 WSES/SIS-E consensus conference: recommendations for the management of skin and soft-tissue infections

Massimo Sartelli, Xavier Guirao, Timothy C Hardcastle, Yoram Kluger, Marja A Boermeester, Kemal Raşa, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Philippe Montravers, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Michele Bartoletti, Matteo Bassetti, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L Biffl, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimo Chiarugi, Raul Coimbra, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa, Belinda De Simone, Salomone Di Saverio, Maddalena Giannella, George Gkiokas, Vladimir Khokha, Francesco M Labricciosa, Ari Leppäniemi, Andrey Litvin, Ernest E Moore, Ionut Negoi, Leonardo Pagani, Maddalena Peghin, Edoardo Picetti, Tadeja Pintar, Guntars Pupelis, Ines Rubio-Perez, Boris Sakakushev, Helmut Segovia-Lohse, Gabriele Sganga, Vishal Shelat, Michael Sugrue, Antonio Tarasconi, Cristian Tranà, Jan Ulrych, Pierluigi Viale, Fausto Catena
World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES 2018, 13: 58
Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of pathological conditions that involve the skin and underlying subcutaneous tissue, fascia, or muscle, ranging from simple superficial infections to severe necrotizing infections. SSTIs are a frequent clinical problem in surgical departments. In order to clarify key issues in the management of SSTIs, a task force of experts met in Bertinoro, Italy, on June 28, 2018, for a specialist multidisciplinary consensus conference under the auspices of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Surgical Infection Society Europe (SIS-E). The multifaceted nature of these infections has led to a collaboration among general and emergency surgeons, intensivists, and infectious disease specialists, who have shared these clinical practice recommendations.

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