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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

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ARAYA, Soraya et al. Clinical Case of Mycobacterium abscessus Osteomyelitis. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2017, vol.12, n.1, pp.27-31. ISSN 1996-3696.

Clinical Case:

On September 14, 2016, a 6-year-old male student from Eusebio Ayala was referred to the emergency department of the Tropical Medicine Institute, whose records were reported by the mother and detailed continuation.

Injury in the right sole of the foot, due to sharp cutting, of 42 days of evolution accompanied by swelling and functional impotence that prevents ambulation, from the beginning of the picture. Temperature of 38 ºC 30 days before admission, which persisted to date, medicated with acetaminophen and ibuprofen for a prolonged time (1 month) with which it partially ceded.

At the beginning of the study, the mother went to the Caacupé hospital where the child was given ibuprofen, not giving up the picture, then went to a private medical center where they prescribed cefalexine (500 mg) 5 cc orally every 6 hours for 7 days, before Lack of improvement returned to another private center where they were treated with Amoxicillin-Sulbactam oral and TMP-SMX oral for 14 days. The traumatologist of the service before the suspicion of Osteomyelitis in the right foot made a surgical toilette, in which surgical act was sample of purulent material for crop whose result was pending). Interconsultation was requested from an infectologist who indicated parenteral treatment with ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, amikacin and clarithromycin orally until the final culture report was returned. With persistence of the picture and lack of financial means, the patient was referred to our service for management and follow-up.

Personal pathological history:

Deny previous similar picture, deny previous hospitalizations, no basic pathologies

Palabras clave : pediatrics; infection; osteomyelitis.

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