The use of a modified Dakin's solution (sodium hypochlorite) in the treatment of Vibrio vulnificus infection.

Abstract

We report the first clinical use of a modified Dakin's solution (0.025% sodium hypochlorite [NaOCl]) to halt the progress of severe cutaneous Vibrio vulnificus infection in a critically ill patient. The regimen used arose from an initial in vitro study designed to examine the sensitivity of Vibrio species to topical antimicrobial agents. Twenty-eight wound isolates were tested against the following eight topical preparations: silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene), nitrofurazone, mupirocin ointment (Bactroban), polymyxin B/bacitracin, mafenide acetate (Sulfamylon), nystatin/Silvadene, nystatin/polymyxin B/bacitracin, and 0.025% NaOCl solution. The results showed that V vulnificus, along with the other 18 Vibrio species tested, was most sensitive to the modified NaOCl solution.

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@article{Milner1999TheUO, title={The use of a modified Dakin's solution (sodium hypochlorite) in the treatment of Vibrio vulnificus infection.}, author={Stephen M. Milner and John P. Heggers}, journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine}, year={1999}, volume={10 1}, pages={10-2} }