Vibrio alginolyticus cellulitis following coral injury

T. F. Patterson, S. R. Bell, F. J. Bia

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Infections associated with marine activities, particularly work or recreation in salt water, present unique diagnostic challenges for the infectious disease practitioner. Those caused by halophilic, non-cholera Vibrio species are increasingly being recognized in clinical practice. They typically follow saltwater injuries, especially those associated with coral. Because these infections can be both severe and life-threatening, a consideration of halophilic Vibrio species in the differential diagnosis of marine-acquired infections is important. In this case report, we discuss the diagnosis and treatment of cellulitis in a patient with a Caribbean coral injury associated with Vibrio alginolyticus cellulitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-512
Number of pages6
JournalYale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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