Table 6

Details of participants that developed SSI

GenderStudy groupBody siteModified
Surgical repairOther complicationsOrganism isolated on swab MC&SSensitivity to cephalexin
MaleControlEarNoGraftNil Staphylococcus aureus Yes
MaleControlEarNoGraftNil S. aureus Yes
MaleControlNoseNoFlapNil Hafnia alvei No
MaleControlEarNoFlapNil S. aureus Yes
MaleControlEarNoFlapNil S. aureus Yes
MaleControlNoseNoFlapNil S. aureus Yes
MaleControlNoseNoFlapNilGP without swabUnknown
FemaleControlNoseNoFlapNil S. aureus Yes
FemaleInterventionEarNoFlapNil Pseudomonas aeruginosa No
  • *Delayed surgical closure awaiting complete histological margin analysis.

  • GP, general practitioner; MC&S, Microscopy, Culture and Sensitivity; MMS, Mohs micrographic surgery; SSI, surgical site infection.