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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2011 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Post-traumatic skin and soft tissue infection due to Aeromonas hydrophila

Maneesh Singhal, Bijayini Behera, Sandeep Bhoriwal, M. C. Misra

Keywords : Aeromonas hydrophila, skin and soft tissue infection, trauma

Citation Information : Singhal M, Behera B, Bhoriwal S, Misra MC. Post-traumatic skin and soft tissue infection due to Aeromonas hydrophila. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011; 15 (1):49-51.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.78228

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

We report a case of posttraumatic skin and soft tissue infection in a patient who sustained laceration after being hit by a water tanker. Aeromonas hydrophila was isolated from pus and was identified to the species level by Vitek 2 and a battery of biochemical tests. The patient responded to thorough drainage, debridement of wound and 2 weeks of intravenous antibiotics. The patient was taken up for split skin grafting of the raw area. She was discharged with satisfactory graft uptake after 1 week without any further antibiotics advice. Follow-up after 3 weeks was satisfactory with healthy cover on the raw area and normal weight bearing on the left leg.


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