A fatal case of Vibrio vulnificus cellulitis with septicaemia

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Abstract

Vibrio vulnificus is a gram-negative marine bacterium that may cause local wound infection, distinctive soft tissue infection, gastroenteritis and septicaemia with a high mortality rate. A healthy man presented with severe abdominal pain, diarrhoea and fever followed by development of multiple blisters, cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis of the lower limbs, who progressed rapidly to fulminant sepsis caused by this organism. Vibrio vulnificus septicaemia should be suspected in the presence of sepsis and progressive soft-tissue infection with recent history of raw seafood consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-247
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume64
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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Vibrio vulnificus
Cellulitis
Sepsis
Soft Tissue Infections
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Seafood
Gastroenteritis
Wound Infection
Blister
Gram-Negative Bacteria
Abdominal Pain
Lower Extremity
Diarrhea
Fever
Mortality

Keywords

  • Cellulitis
  • Fatal
  • Septicaemia
  • Vibrio vulnificus

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  • Medicine(all)

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A fatal case of Vibrio vulnificus cellulitis with septicaemia. / Zainol Rashid, Noor Zetti; Norazlah, B.; Abdul Rahman, Raha.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 64, No. 3, 09.2009, p. 246-247.

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