Friday, February 01, 2013

Ciprofloxacin-resistant Aeromonas hydrophila cellulitis following leech therapy.

Ciprofloxacin-resistant Aeromonas hydrophila cellulitis following leech therapy.

Jan 2013


David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.


We report a case of surgical site infection following leech-therapy caused by ciprofloxacin-resistant Aeromonas hydrophila. Antimicrobial and genetic analyses of leech and patient isolates demonstrated resistant isolates originated from the leech-gut-microbiota. These data suggest that ciprofloxacin-monotherapy as a prophylaxis regime prior to leech-therapy may not be effective in preventing infection.

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