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

Post-traumatic osteomyelitis due to aeromonas species

L Gunasekaran, S Ambalkar, RA Samarji, A Qamruddin 
 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

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.

How to cite this article:
Gunasekaran L, Ambalkar S, Samarji R A, Qamruddin A. Post-traumatic osteomyelitis due to aeromonas species.Indian J Med Microbiol 2009;27:163-165

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Gunasekaran L, Ambalkar S, Samarji R A, Qamruddin A. Post-traumatic osteomyelitis due to aeromonas species. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Apr 8 ];27:163-165
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