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.
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