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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-34

Management of Acinetobacter baumannii infection of burn wound with the evidence of sepsis

1 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Nungambakkam, Chennai, India
2 Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Nungambakkam, Chennai, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Nungambakkam, Chennai, India
4 Department of Pediatric Biotechnology, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Prof. K Mathangi Ramakrishnan
Chief of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, 12-A, Nageswara Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijb.ijb_12_19

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Introduction: Acinetobacter baumannii infection of a burn wound is a serious infection causing significant morbidity and mortality. Clinical Presentation: Acinetobacter can cause wound colonization, infection, invasive sepsis, and with or without septic shock. We present a series of five cases and management. Prompt medical and surgical treatments are essential to improve the outcome. Conclusion: Awareness of the presence of infection and detection of local sensitivity pattern of the organism will lead to initiation of the correct antibiotic.

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