Epidemiological survey of Vibrio vulnificus infection in Japan between 1999 and 2003.

@article{Inoue2008EpidemiologicalSO,
  title={Epidemiological survey of Vibrio vulnificus infection in Japan between 1999 and 2003.},
  author={Yuji Inoue and Tomomichi Ono and Tamano Matsui and Jiro Miyasaka and Yoshihiro Kinoshita and Hironobu Ihn},
  journal={The Journal of dermatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={129-39}
}
The frequency of Vibrio vulnificus infection is very rare and there are many questions regarding its epidemiology in Japan. To investigate the clinical course and epidemiology of V. vulnificus infection in Japan, we performed a retrospective questionnaire survey in which 1693 hospitals from all over Japan were surveyed, including advanced life saving emergency centers and dermatology institutions. Of the 1693 hospitals, we received answers from 1045. Ninety-four cases were confirmed as V… CONTINUE READING

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