Wound infection rate in dermatologic surgery

J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1988 May;14(5):525-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.1988.tb01147.x.


Most dermatologic surgery is performed in clinical settings and not in the rigorous sterile environment of a hospital operating room. This prospective study measures the wound infection rate over a 2 1/2 year period for cutaneous surgery performed in a clinical environment. This percent infection rate compares very favorably with that of formal operating room settings.

MeSH terms

  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures*
  • Humans
  • Infertility
  • Prospective Studies
  • Wound Infection / epidemiology*