Surgical Site Infections: An Ongoing Challenge

Jamshed Akhtar

  • Jamshed Akhtar Visiting Faculty Department of Paediatric Surgery National Institute of Child Health Karachi


Any infection that manifests up to four weeks after surgery at the site of surgical incision is considered as surgical site infection. This time period is extended to one year where implant is used.1 In most of the cases, infection is limited to site of incision only, however deeper tissues and organs may be involved. The incidence of SSI varies in studies reported from different countries. It depends upon type of surveillance system used which include different parameters. However, the type of surgical procedures performed remained the focus of attention…………