Vibrio vulnificus Infection- At the time of presentation, ...
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Vibrio vulnificus Infection- At the time of presentation, hemorrhagic bullae measuring 3.5 by 4.5 cm had developed on the palm of his left hand (Panel A), and erythematous swelling with confluent tense bullae and ecchymoses had developed on the dorsum of the hand and forearm (Panel B). Surgical intervention was performed urgently, and Vibrio vulnificus was isolated from the bullae. Postoperatively, the patient received intravenous ceftazidime and ciprofloxacin. V. vulnificus can cause skin infections after wound exposure to contaminated seawater, as well as primary septicemia through the consumption of contaminated raw or undercooked seafood. Patients with immunocompromising conditions, including chronic liver disease and cancer, are at increased risk for infection and complications. #clinical #photo #NEJM #vibrio #vulnificus #bullae
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John Kevin Dayao
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MS2, UC San Diego School of Medicine
Interested in pediatrics and community-based medicine.
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