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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 15, No. 1, 2011, pp. 49-51
Bioline Code: cm11010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2011, pp. 49-51

 en Post-traumatic skin and soft tissue infection due to Aeromonas hydrophila
Behera, Bijayini; Bhoriwal, Sandeep; Mathur, Purva; Sagar, Sushma; Singhal, Maneesh & Misra, M.C.

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.

Keywords
Aeromonas hydrophila , skin and soft tissue infection, trauma

 
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