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Descriptor English: Soft Tissue Infections
Descriptor Spanish: Infecciones de los Tejidos Blandos
Descriptor Portuguese: Infecções dos Tecidos Moles
Descriptor French: Infections des tissus mous
Entry term(s): Infection, Soft Tissue
Infections, Soft Tissue
Soft Tissue Infection
Tree number(s): C01.820
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018461
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)
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specific soft tissue; coordinate with organism/infection term
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 95
History Note: 95
Entry Version: SOFT TISSUE INFECT
Related: Skin Diseases, Infectious MeSH
DeCS ID: 32025
Unique ID: D018461
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Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/04/16
Revision Date: 2004/07/13
Soft Tissue Infections - Preferred
Concept UI M0027697
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)
Preferred term Soft Tissue Infections
Entry term(s) Infection, Soft Tissue
Infections, Soft Tissue
Soft Tissue Infection



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