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Shewanella algae-infektion efter kirurgisk behandling af Haglunds deformitet og akillesseneruptur

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Clemens Prischl¹, Michael Melchior Bendtsen² & Malene Laursen¹ 1) Center for Planlagt Kirurgi, Hospitalsenhed Midt 2) Ortopædkirurgisk Afdeling, Aarhus Universitetshospital Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V05140271
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Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V05140271
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Shewanella algae infection after surgical treatment of Haglund’s heel and rupture of the Achilles tendon
This is a case report of soft tissue infection with the marine bacterium Shewanella algae that is rare in Denmark. The patient was a 43-year-old male and he was treated surgically for Haglund’s heel, a bony protrusion at the calcaneus. After clinical healing the patient suffered a rupture of the Achilles tendon, which was treated surgically as well. The post-operative healing process proved to be protracted with a number of surgical wound revisions being necessary. A microbiology culture showed the presence of S. algae and after proper antibiotic treatment the patient recovered quickly.
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