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Soft Tissue Infections MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Soft Tissue Infections
Tree Number(s)
C01.820
Unique ID
D018461
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018461
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specific soft tissue; coordinate with organism/infection term
Scope Note
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)
Entry Version
SOFT TISSUE INFECT
Entry Term(s)
Infections, Soft Tissue
See Also
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/04/16
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Soft Tissue Infections Preferred
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