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Chong AKS, Puhaindran ME, Lim AYT, Looi KP
Correspondence: Dr Alphonsus Chong, email@example.com
Infections of the hand are commonly encountered in general practice. Delay in diagnosis increases the risk of tissue loss and functional impairment. Staphyloccocal infections are most common, but polymicrobial infections are often seen in immunocompromised patients. In this pictorial essay, important and common conditions are illustrated to demonstrate key points and pitfalls in diagnosis and management.
Keywords: bacterial infections, hand infections, hand lesions, infections, polymicrobial infections, Staphylococcus aureus
Singapore Med J 2006; 47(4): 340-344