Sites of infection before and after admission to an ICU

Organ

Primary site of infection needing admission to ICU

Secondary site of infection acquired while in ICU

Brain

+

+

Sinuses

-

+

Cannula/wound sites

+ +

+++++

Other skin and soft tissue

+ +

+

Chest

++++

++++

Urogenital tract

+ +

+

Abdomen

++++

+ +

Bone

+

+

Heart valves

+

+

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