Fatal Actinomucor elegans var. kuwaitiensis Infection following Combat Trauma

February 22, 2017 at 8:45 am

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, Oct. 2009, p. 3394–3399

Charla C. Tully,1 Anna M. Romanelli,2 Deanna A. Sutton,3,4 Brian L. Wickes,2,4 and Duane R. Hospenthal4,5*

Department of Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Lackland,1 Department of Microbiology and Immunology2 and Fungus Testing Laboratory, Department of Pathology,3 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, San Antonio Center for Medical Mycology, San Antonio,4 and Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Houston,5 Texas

A previously healthy 30-year-old male was injured by an improvised explosive device in Iraq, sustaining extensive wounds to his right side. He was evacuated to a military hospital in Iraq and taken immediately to the operating room for complex pelvic fracture debridement and fixation, right lower extremity disarticulation, right through-the-elbow amputation, and an exploratory laparotomy. He was stabilized and evacuated to a military medical center in Germany. After further evaluation and stabilization, including washing out of his right flank, hip, and forearm and washing out of his abdomen without evidence of bowel injury, a wound vacuum-assisted closure device was placed over his open abdomen, and he was transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) for further care …

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Entry filed under: Antimicoticos, Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, Infecciones micoticas, Metodos diagnosticos, Sepsis, Update.

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