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Hand infection

Lisa Leonard

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.006014

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Hand infection

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Common

Typically with common bacteria: Staphylococcus or Streptococcus

Typically in common sites:

Fingertip

Tendon sheath

Deep palmar spaces

Atypical infections such as MRSA becoming more frequent.

Chapter.  6550 words. 

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Medical Microbiology and Virology

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