Title

Hafnia alvei: A new pathogen in open fractures

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-1-2017

Journal

Trauma Case Reports

Volume

8

Inclusive Pages

41-45

DOI

10.1016/j.tcr.2017.01.019

Abstract

Background: Deep infection following open both bone forearm fractures is a rare complication. Prophylactic antibiotic regimens are targeted at the most common pathogens, which include primarily

Methods: We present a 12-year-old male with an open forearm fracture who developed a late deep infection. Cultures grew only

Results: At 6 months following the initial debridement, the patient had no clinical evidence of infection and regained full function of the affected forearm without any residual deficits.

Conclusions: This is the first report of deep infection following an open forearm fracture owing to

Comments

Reproduced with permission of Elsevier B.V. Trauma Case Reports

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