J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg.  1997 Feb;19(1):87-92.

A Case Report of Uncontrolled Infection In Postoperative Patient

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Chosun University, Korea.

Abstract

Treatment of infected mandibular fracture is confronted with various difficult problem, e.g. nosocomial wound infection, non-union of fracture. osteomyelitis. Recently, nosocomial infection has become a major health problem because of excessive morbidity, personal distress, and cost. Frequently, isolated causative microorganisms of nosocomial infection were staphylococcus aureus, pseudomonas aeruginosa, klebsiella species The various manifestation of the disease related to the pathogenesis and the clinical course tend to give a bad prognosis after operation. This is a report of case that post-operative infected mandibular fracture in 53-year-old man was not healed even through aggressive I & D and antibiotic treatment.

Keyword

nosocomial infection; infected mandibular fracture

MeSH Terms

Cross Infection
Humans
Klebsiella
Mandibular Fractures
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis
Prognosis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Staphylococcus aureus
Wound Infection
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