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Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999

Table 2

Site-Specific Classifications Of Organ/Space Surgical Site Infection*
Arterial or venous infection
Breast abscess or mastitis
Disc space
Ear, mastoid
Endocarditis
Endometritis
Eye, other than conjunctivitis
Gastrointestinal tract
Intra-abdominal, not specified elsewhere
Intracranial, brain abscess or dura
Joint or bursa
Mediastinitis
Meningitis or ventriculitis
Myocarditis or pericarditis
Oral cavity (mouth, tongue, or gums)
Osteomyelitis
Other infections of the lower respiratory tract (e.g., abscess or
empyema)
Other male or female reproductive tract
Sinusitis
Spinal abscess without meningitis
Upper respiratory tract
Vaginal cuff

 

* Horan TC et al.[22]

 

 
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