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Postoperative infection

Postoperative infection is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with postoperative infection, 40% report having fever, 33% report having abnormal appearing skin, and 27% report having sharp abdominal pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of postoperative infection are skin on leg or foot looks infected, jaw swelling, recent pregnancy, and irregular belly button , although you may still have postoperative infection without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with postoperative infection often receive wound care management, hematologic tests, complete blood count, intravenous fluid replacement, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), glucose measurement, electrolytes panel and kidney function tests .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with postoperative infection include vancomycin, zosyn, iodine topical, daptomycin, mafenide topical, sodium hypochlorite topical, rifampin, cellulose, cefadroxil, treprostinil (remodulin), gentamicin topical, hyaluronidase and pyrimethamine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for postoperative infection include age 45-59 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.5x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.7x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
1.4x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.2x
Other
1.2x
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