[Bone infections due to Aeromonas hydrophila--apropos of 2 case reports]

Published online: Dec 27 1993

G Pietu, J Letenneur, and D Schwoerer.

Clinique Traumatologique et Orthopédique, Hôtel Dieu, C.H.U., France.


The authors report on two cases of bone infection due to Aeromonas hydrophila: one case in a compound fracture and the other a late infection in an implant. They confirm the rapid onset of systemic infectious disease but not the magnitude of local manifestations. The use of modern antibiotics sensitive to Aeromonas proved effective in lowering the risk of dramatic local evolution which has been described.