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clean contaminated wound 

MICROBIOLOGY, NURSING, SURGERY

A term of art for a surgical wound that transects nonsterile mucocutaneous surface–e.g., respiratory, alimentary, genital or urinary tract.

Patients with clean contaminated wounds are at a greater risk of post-operative wound infections than those with clean wounds. 

Synonym Class II wound

Reference http://www.ehow.com/list_5935838_types-wound-certifications.html

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