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CASE REPORT: CELLULITIS AND INTERVENTION ON AMINOGLYCOSIDES

Mehraj Unnisa*, Arshiya Afreen, Wazha Mahmood and Syeda Uzma

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Background: cellulitis is a spreading bacterial infection of the skin and tissues beneath the skin. Staphylococcus and streptococcus are the types of bacteria that are usually responsible for cellulitis, although many types of bacteria can cause the condition. Sometimes cellulitis appears in areas where the skin has broken open, such as the skin near ulcers or surgical wounds. Cellulitis is not contagious and treated with oral or intravenous antibiotics. Casepresentation: A 60 year old female patient was admitted to department of surgery with intense swelling in the right palm since two days, fever for two days. According to patient pain and swelling started in wrist then extended to whole palm, she had history of similar complaints in past in wrist region where work done is more. She had no allergies on inspection the dorsum of palm was red, tense, inflamed diffuse swelling was present. The patient was advised CBP, FBS, BU, Sr.Cr and bacterial culture testing. Was diagnosed with cellulitis and was administered antibiotics. Concomitant administration of inj.precise with aminoglycosides leads to increased risk of nephrotoxicity. Conclusion: Early diagnosis and proper treatment improves the quality of life of patients. When the aminoglycosides are administered concomitant with other drugs they should be closely monitored. Therapeutic effectiveness can be achieved at proper dosing and monitoring of the related parameters.

Keywords: Staphylococcus, streptococcus, inflamed dorsum of palm, bacterial culture.


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