Contamination From Improvised Explosive Devices Has Led To High Rates Of Infection Among Injured Troops

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 03:00 AM EST

... Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are often to blame when soldiers are wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The makeshift weapons account for a high percentage of musculoskeletal injuries that, in both theaters, frequently lead to difficult-to-treat infections. Military physicians have faced challenges treating such infections, and the U.S. [click link for full article] ...