Combined treatment with chlorhexidine and 0.9% saline in a newborn infant with an infected surgical wound


TEKGÜNDÜZ K. Ş. , KEPENEKLİ KADAYİFCİ E. , Demirelli Y., Caner I., KARA M.

INTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL, vol.13, no.5, pp.1000-1002, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/iwj.12381
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1000-1002

Abstract

Newborns are more susceptible to infection; this makes proper wound care extremely important in them. Unfortunately, in spite of successful surgery, patients can die as a result of wound area infections. Herein, we report a case in which a combined therapy of chlorhexidine (a disinfectant) and saline (a cleansing agent used in wound care) was used effectively to treat the wound in a newborn infant with an antibiotic-resistant, Gram-negative, bacteria-related surgical site infection.