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Archives of Hand and Microsurgery 2019;24(2):162-166.
Published online June 1, 2019.
Tenosynovitis on Finger in Children due to Shewanella algae
Seok Won Hong1, Hwan Jun Choi1,2, Da Woon Lee1
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.
2Institute of Tissue Regeneration, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea.
Received: 17 January 2019   • Revised: 11 March 2019   • Accepted: 12 March 2019
Infection of the hands is a relatively common disease that can occur after the injury of the fingers. Commonly, these common diseases can be treated with empirical antibiotic therapy within accurate and detailed information from their patients. But, some health care providers often simply think about this disease as simple infection and inflammation and just prescribe the empirical antibiotics without precise medical examination. Depending on the source of the infection, some patients will not readily fit into the standard antibiotic regimens that are commonly used for community pathogen. If accurate diagnosis within early treatment is delayed, it will cause the complications such as tenosynovitis, osteomyelitis and necrotizing fasciitis. By way of example, we describe the rare case of critically exacerbated from simple laceration to tenosynovitis caused by Shewanella algae whose infection was related to his initial injury and not the subsequent treatment.
Key Words: Shewanella, Hand, Tenosynovitis, Sea water
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