The Brief Case: Wound Infection with Plesiomonas shigelloides following a Freshwater Injury

February 11, 2017 at 7:16 pm

Journal of Clinical Microbiology May 2016 V.54 N.5 P.1180-1182

Morgan A. Pence

Departments of Laboratory and Pathology, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

An 11-year-old, previously healthy boy in north Texas was riding his bicycle along a pond when his bicycle tire became stuck in the mud. The patient fell off his bike into the pond and struck his right knee on a hard object, acquiring a 2-cm-long horseshoe-shaped laceration. The patient’s mother brought the patient to the emergency department (ED) due to concern for a foreign body. There was no erythema or swelling, and the site was nontender. The wound was irrigated and was closed with 4 sutures. There was no visible foreign body. Antibiotic ointment was applied, and the patient was discharged home.

Six days later, the patient returned to the ED with complaints of 2 days of mild erythema, pain, and swelling around the wound site. Earlier that day, the patient had bumped his knee on the edge of a table, and 10 to 15 ml of purulent material was discharged from the wound…

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Infecciones en piel y tej blandos, Metodos diagnosticos.

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