Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2020 Nov 2;81(11):1-14. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2020.0234. Epub 2020 Dec 2.
The hand is an extremely versatile organ adapted for fine tasks with various clinicoanatomical compartments. This article reviews the types of common hand infections that present to the emergency department and/or hand surgeon, with relevant investigations and strategies for diagnosis and treatment, with the emphasis on distinguishing between superficial and more serious infections.