WSES/GAIS/WSIS/SIS-E/AAST global clinical pathways for patients with skin and soft tissue infections

World J Emerg Surg. 2022 Jan 15;17(1):3. doi: 10.1186/s13017-022-00406-2.


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.Together, the World Society of Emergency Surgery, the Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery, the Surgical Infection Society-Europe, The World Surgical Infection Society, and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma have jointly completed an international multi-society document to promote global standards of care in SSTIs guiding clinicians by describing reasonable approaches to the management of SSTIs.An extensive non-systematic review was conducted using the PubMed and MEDLINE databases, limited to the English language. The resulting evidence was shared by an international task force with different clinical backgrounds.

Keywords: Necrotizing infections; Necrotizing soft-tissue infections; Skin and soft-tissue infections.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Critical Pathways
  • Humans
  • Soft Tissue Infections* / surgery
  • United States