Acetic Acid Treatment of Superficial Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection in Orthopedic Patients; A Valid Option

  • Muhammad Usman Khalid King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Parash Bhandari King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
  • Kazi Muhammad Saeed King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Faisal Masood King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Muhammad Khalid Syed King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Suhail Niaz Khan Niazi King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Syed Faraz Ul Hassan Shah Gillani King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore
Keywords: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acetic acid, Orthopedic

Abstract

Background: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic organism resistant against many antibiotics and disinfectants. A 05% acetic acid can be used for the eradication of pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. To determine the efficacy of topical application of 05% acetic acid in orthopedic patients in eradication of superficial Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.

Methods: This Descriptive case series study was conducted at Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo hospital, Lahore from October 2014 to June 2016 for a period of 21 months. We included adult orthopedic trauma patients, aged 13 to 45 years, of either sex who had culture reports / greenish yellow discoloration of wound and discharge showing Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. All of them received application of 05% acetic acid for 2 to l0 days.

Results: Superficial Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection was cured in 5 (83.33%) out of 6 cases and wounds were free of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 2 to l0 days.

Conclusion: Acetic acid 05% is potent in treating superficial Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in Orthopedic patients.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Usman Khalid, King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Assistant Professor, Orthopedics Surgery,

King Edward Medical University,

Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Parash Bhandari, King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore.

Post graduate resident Orthopedics Surgery

King Edward Medical University,

Mayo Hospital, Lahore.

Kazi Muhammad Saeed, King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Chairman Dept. Of Orthopedics,

King Edward Medical University,

Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Faisal Masood, King Edward Medical University/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Associate Professor Orthopedics Surgery,

King Edward Medical University,

Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Muhammad Khalid Syed, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Assistant Professor, Orthopedics Surgery,

King Edward Medical University,

Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Suhail Niaz Khan Niazi, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Senior registrar Orthopedics Surgery

King Edward Medical University,

Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Syed Faraz Ul Hassan Shah Gillani, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Post graduate resident Orthopedics Surgery

King Edward Medical University,

Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Published
2019-10-11
How to Cite
Khalid, M. U., Bhandari, P., Saeed, K. M., Masood, F., Syed, M. K., Khan Niazi, S. N., & Gillani, S. F. U. H. S. (2019). Acetic Acid Treatment of Superficial Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection in Orthopedic Patients; A Valid Option. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 25(3). Retrieved from https://www.annalskemu.org/journal/index.php/annals/article/view/3040
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