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What is the chance of getting e coli in a surgical wound?

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Dr Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Depends upon the...

Kind of surgery and whether it involves the gastrointestinal tract where e.
Coli hangs out. Most wound infections are due to the skin flora especially staphylococcus even ones done on the colon but e. Coli can cause surgical wound infections, especially when involving the colon and more likely deep rather than superficial infection.

In brief: Depends upon the...

Kind of surgery and whether it involves the gastrointestinal tract where e.
Coli hangs out. Most wound infections are due to the skin flora especially staphylococcus even ones done on the colon but e. Coli can cause surgical wound infections, especially when involving the colon and more likely deep rather than superficial infection.
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