Case 19

Patient #19, a 7-year-old female who sustained multiple injuries from a MVA in 2018. This accident led to a long hospital admission and multiple surgical interventions with metal hardware (bilaterally, from hips down) ultimately resulting in chronic multidrug resistant P. aeruginosa osteomyelitis of the left foot. Her physicians sought out phage therapy since futher surgery might destabilize the ankle joint resulting in amputation. Patient completed 2 weeks of therapy with a single phage. Two weeks after discharge her physician reported healing at the site of infection and increased mobility.