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Title: Septicaemia secondary to vibrio vulnificus cellulitis
Authors: Lewis, Peter R ;Cook, Lucy ;McEwen, Adam D ;Granger, Linda V ;Drewitt-Smith, Janet
Issue Date: 2005
Source: Volume 29, Issue 3, pp. 305-307
Journal title: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
Abstract: Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring, salt-water bacteria found in estuarine and coastal waters worldwide. It prefers low salinity and warm water temperatures for optimum growth. Infection from Vibrio vulnificus is uncommon, although it has been reported from many locations (e.g. southern United States of America, Israel, Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Spain, Turkey). It can be serious and life threatening, causing septicaemia and wound infections. This paper reports a case of septicaemia secondary to Vibrio vulnificus cellulitis in an elderly woman. The infection was acquired after wading in a coastal lagoon with a pre-existing superficial leg wound.
URI: https://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/cclhdjspui/handle/1/957
Pubmed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16220870
ISSN: 1447-4514
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Infection
Public Health
Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
Appears in Collections:Health Service Research

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