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Please tell me what sort of infection could be on the skin, say an infected surgical wound, that could transmit to cause a blood infection?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Possibly

A mild surgical wound which is superficial is usually handled with warm soaks and dressing until healed.
When the extent of infection especially with a major abodominal incision becomes infected such as with MRSA antibiotics must be used or the infection can enter the blood stream as defined by elevated WBC and temp.

In brief: Possibly

A mild surgical wound which is superficial is usually handled with warm soaks and dressing until healed.
When the extent of infection especially with a major abodominal incision becomes infected such as with MRSA antibiotics must be used or the infection can enter the blood stream as defined by elevated WBC and temp.
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