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Infection

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 46–48 | Cite as

Mesh-Related Infection after Hernia Repair: Case Report of an Emerging Type of Foreign-Body Related Infection

  • I. A. Bliziotis
  • S. K. Kasiakou
  • A. M. Kapaskelis
  • M. E. FalagasEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

The use of a mesh has been an advance in hernia repair and subsequently has become prevalent worldwide. However, the use of mesh may be associated with both non-infectious and infectious complications. We present here a representative case of a mesh-related infection due to Staphylococcus aureus and review the available data about the incidence, etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of this emerging type of foreign body infections.

Keywords

Public Health Internal Medicine Infectious Disease General Practice Clinical Manifestation 
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© Urban & Vogel München 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Bliziotis
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. K. Kasiakou
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. M. Kapaskelis
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • M. E. Falagas
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Marousi 151 23, AthensGreece
  2. 2.Alfa Institute of Biomedical SciencesAthensGreece
  3. 3.Alfa HealthCareAthensGreece
  4. 4.Dept. of Medicine“Henry Dunant” HospitalAthensGreece
  5. 5.Dept. of Medicine, TuftsUniversity School of MedicineBostonUSA

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