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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 163-165

Post-traumatic osteomyelitis due to aeromonas species


Department of Microbiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, Post Code: M13 9WL, United Kingdom

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L Gunasekaran
Department of Microbiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, Post Code: M13 9WL
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.49435

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We report a case of Aeromonas osteomyelitis due to injury in a sewage worker. He presented with cellulitis of the left foot. Radiographs showed evidence of osteomyelitis involving the head and neck of the fifth metatarsal. Aeromonas species was isolated from the tissue and swab from the foot. The head and neck of the fifth metatarsal were excised and the patient improved on 4 weeks of intravenous meropenem followed by 4 weeks of oral clindamycin and ciprofloxacin.






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