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Why am I unable to walk with ankle wounds infected with citrobacter freundii and enterococcus?

my mom was in a nursing home for wound care and rehab as the wounds on ankles and she cant walk on them. Her wounds got infected there with citrobacter freundii, enterococcus and enterococcus. I was told that this was a result of improper wound care as they were hand making vasoline bandages instead of prepacked ones. i was wondering if maybe she could have got these bacteria anyway just because of all the hospitals,nursing homes long term care hospitals we have been in this last 5 months.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
hi
i have gone through your query,yes you are quite right to suspect that these infection are hospital/nursing home borne. But having said that all she needs now a good injectable antibiotic and proper wound dressing, she will get over it. how is her blood sugar?
take care and do come back if you have any other query.
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Why am I unable to walk with ankle wounds infected with citrobacter freundii and enterococcus?

hi i have gone through your query,yes you are quite right to suspect that these infection are hospital/nursing home borne. But having said that all she needs now a good injectable antibiotic and proper wound dressing, she will get over it. how is her blood sugar? take care and do come back if you have any other query.