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SOLANGE ARAZI ; CLAUDIA HERNÁNDEZ ; HORACIO LOPARDO ;Revista Argentina de Microbiología 2012, 44 4

Author: MIRTA R. LITTERIO

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Revista Argentina de Microbiología ISSN: 0325-7541 ram@aam.org.ar Asociación Argentina de Microbiología Argentina LITTERIO, MIRTA R.; ARAZI, SOLANGE; HERNÁNDEZ, CLAUDIA; LOPARDO, HORACIO Isolation of Serratia rubidaea from a mixed infection after a horse bite Revista Argentina de Microbiología, vol.
44, núm.
4, octubre-diciembre, 2012, pp.
272-274 Asociación Argentina de Microbiología Buenos Aires, Argentina Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=213025174006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ISSN 0325-7541 Revista Argentina de Microbiología (2012) 44: 272-274 INFORME BREVE Isolation of Serratia rubidaea from a mixed infection after a horse bite MIRTA R.
Litterio1*, SOLANGE Arazi2, CLAUDIA Hernández1, HORACIO Lopardo1 Servicios de 1Microbiología y 2Control Epidemiológico e Infectología, Hospital de Pediatría “Prof.
Dr.
Juan P. Garrahan”.
Combate de los Pozos 1881 (1245) Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. *Correspondence.
E-mail: mirtalitterio@gmail.com ABSTRACT Horse bite infections are very rarely reported in the medical literature.
Here we present a case of a severe facial infection in a 2-year-old boy after a horse bite, from which Serratia rubidaea and Enterobacter cloacae were isolated.
Some pieces of grass were found inside the wound and were removed before performing a surgical toilet.
The presence of these two gram-negative bacteria associated with a horse bite infection, as well as other organisms such as anaerobes, Pseudomonas, gram-positive cocci, Actinobacillus spp., previously described in other works, should be taken into account when selecting the antibiotics for prophylactic treatment of farm animal bites. Key words: Serratia rubidaea, horse bite, pediatr...





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