2018 WSES/SIS-E consensus conference: Recommendations for the management of skin and soft-tissue infections

Massimo Sartelli, Xavier Guirao, Timothy C. Hardcastle, Yoram Kluger, Marja A. Boermeester, Kemal Raşa, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Philippe Montravers, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, Michele Bartoletti, Matteo Bassetti, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L. Biffl, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimo Chiarugi, Raul Coimbra, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa, Belinda De Simone, Salomone Di SaverioMaddalena Giannella, George Gkiokas, Vladimir Khokha, Francesco M. Labricciosa, Ari Leppäniemi, Andrey Litvin, Ernest E. Moore, Ionut Negoi, Leonardo Pagani, Maddalena Peghin, Edoardo Picetti, Tadeja Pintar, Guntars Pupelis, Ines Rubio-Perez, Boris Sakakushev, Helmut Segovia-Lohse, Gabriele Sganga, Vishal Shelat, Michael Sugrue, Antonio Tarasconi, Cristian Tranà, Jan Ulrych, Pierluigi Viale, Fausto Catena

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Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) encompass a variety of pathological conditions that involve the skin and underlying subcutaneous tissue, fascia, or muscle, ranging from simple superficial infections to severe necrotizing infections. SSTIs are a frequent clinical problem in surgical departments. In order to clarify key issues in the management of SSTIs, a task force of experts met in Bertinoro, Italy, on June 28, 2018, for a specialist multidisciplinary consensus conference under the auspices of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Surgical Infection Society Europe (SIS-E). The multifaceted nature of these infections has led to a collaboration among general and emergency surgeons, intensivists, and infectious disease specialists, who have shared these clinical practice recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number58
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2018


  • Necrotizing infection
  • Soft-tissue infections
  • Surgical site infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


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