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Blunt Trauma Can be Followed by Severe Fungal Infection

Key clinical point: Infection resulted because the skin was compromised, with substantial contamination and transient immunosuppression.

Major finding: Infection occurred in 12 patients, with the first signs a median of 6.3 days after injury.

Study details: This was a 5-year (2013–2018) retrospective, descriptive study of 54,521 patients across six level 1 trauma centers.

Disclosures: There were no outside sources of funding; the authors reported no conflicts.


McGraw C et al. Injury, 2019; 50(22):2234–39.