Wound Infection vs Stitch Reaction

After an operation, after seeing erythema or redness on the perimeter of the wound, a surgeon has to differentiate whether the redness is associated with an infection or just stitch reaction or inflammation secondary to stitch (subcuticular absorbable stitch).

If the redness is a narrow strip along the suture line, most likely it is stitch reaction.

Redness more than a thin strip (wide area) along the suture line is most likely infection or cellulitis at least.
ROJ-TPOR@17mar7

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