CME ACTIVITY: Clinical Characteristics and Molecular Subtyping of Vibrio vulnificus Illnesses, Israel

@article{Zaidenstein2008CMEAC,
  title={CME ACTIVITY: Clinical Characteristics and Molecular Subtyping of Vibrio vulnificus Illnesses, Israel},
  author={Ronit Zaidenstein and Chantal Sadik and Larisa Lerner and Lea Valinsky and June Kopelowitz and Ruth Yishai and Vered Agmon and Michele M Parsons and Cheryl C. Bopp and Miriam Weinberger},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={1875 - 1882}
}
which caused severe soft tissue infection after fi shbone injury, emerged in Israel. We conducted a follow-up study from 1998 through 2005 to assess changing trends, outcomes, and molecular relatedness of the implicated strains. A total of 132 cases (71% confi rmed and 29% suspected) of V. vulnifi cus biotype 3 infection were found. Most infections (95%) were related to percutaneous fi sh exposure, mainly tilapia (83%) or common carp (13%). Bacteremia, altered immune status, and history of… CONTINUE READING