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, cilt.13, sa.5, ss.1000-1002, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/iwj.12381
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL WOUND JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1000-1002

Özet

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.