Necrotizing Pseudomonas chondritis after piercing of the upper ear

Lee, Todd C.; Gold, Wayne L.
April 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/19/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 7, p819
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 15-year-old girl who had necrotizing pseudomonas chondritis after the upper part of her left was pierced. It says that the antimicrobial treatment of the patient was changed from ciprofloxacin to piperacillin-tazobactam. It mentions that the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus was considered as the most frequent cause of skin infections due to piercing. It recommends various tips in preventing infection after piercing.


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