Hafnia alvei: A new pathogen in open fractures
Trauma Case Reports
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
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Litrenta, J., & Oetgen, M. (2017). Hafnia alvei: A new pathogen in open fractures. Trauma Case Reports, 8 (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tcr.2017.01.019