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

Author(s): Behera Bijayini | Bhoriwal Sandeep | Mathur Purva | Sagar Sushma | Singhal Maneesh | Misra M

Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN 0972-5229

Volume: 15;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2011;
Original page

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

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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