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Soft Tissue Infections

"Soft Tissue Infections" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Infections of non-skeletal tissue, i.e., exclusive of bone, ligaments, cartilage, and fibrous tissue. The concept is usually referred to as skin and soft tissue infections and usually subcutaneous and muscle tissue are involved. The predisposing factors in anaerobic infections are trauma, ischemia, and surgery. The organisms often derive from the fecal or oral flora, particularly in wounds associated with intestinal surgery, decubitus ulcer, and human bites. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1688)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Soft Tissue Infections" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Soft Tissue Infections" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 83 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2016
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