Complicated skin and soft tissue infections in remote indigenous communities

Lauren Thomas, Asha C. Bowen, Steven Y.C. Tong

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The burden and consequences of skin infections for remote living indigenous people are high. While skin infections are recognised as an antecedent to conditions such as acute rheumatic fever in children, data are limited concerning skin infection complications such as cellulitis, abscesses and osteomyelitis in older children and adults. In a 1-year retrospective audit of 439 patients presenting to two remote health clinics, 330/439 (75%) patients presented with a skin infection and 18 (4%) developed a complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)752-754
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes


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