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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-81

Septicemia secondary to late-onset infection after fracture fixation: A rare case report


1 Department of Orthopedics, Near Adlux Convention Center, Apollo-Adlux Hospital, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Near Adlux Convention Center, Apollo-Adlux Hospital, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
K R Renjith
Department of Orthopedics, Near Adlux Convention Center, Apollo-Adlux Hospital, Cable Junction, National Highway 47, Karukutty, Angamaly, Ernakulam - 683 576, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/joasis.joasis_20_21

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Infection after fracture fixation (IAFF) is one of the most dreadful complications in the treatment of musculoskeletal trauma. Early detection is paramount, and the presentation can be heterogeneous with local as well as systemic features depending on the postoperative duration and microbiological virulence. We describe an unusual presentation of a young adult immunocompetent male with septicemia following late-onset IAFF, where a multidisciplinary approach helped in the early diagnosis and successful treatment.


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