A fatal case of Vibrio vulnificus presenting as septic arthritis.

@article{Johnson2001AFC,
  title={A fatal case of Vibrio vulnificus presenting as septic arthritis.},
  author={Randall W Johnson and F. C. Arnett},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={161 21},
  pages={
          2616-8
        }
}
Vibrio vulnificus is an invasive gram-negative bacillus that may cause necrotizing cellulitis, bacteremia, and/or sepsis. Although V vulnificus infection is uncommon, it is frequently fatal and is usually attributed to ingestion of raw shellfish or traumatic exposure to a marine environment; patients are also often found to have a hepatic disorder (cirrhosis, alcohol abuse, or hemochromatosis) or an immunocompromised health status, and most commonly present with septicemia or a wound infection… CONTINUE READING

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