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Table 4 Infection risk assessment based on the characteristics of the patient

From: Management of traumatic wounds in the Emergency Department: position paper from the Academy of Emergency Medicine and Care (AcEMC) and the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES)

Child low risk
Young low risk
Adult low risk
Elderly (>65 years) high risk
Immunocompromised (treated with steroids, immunosuppressive agents, splenectomised, HIV …) high risk
Vascular disease high risk
Diabetic high risk