Hemochromatosis and Vibrio vulnificus Wound Infections

@article{Barton2009HemochromatosisAV,
  title={Hemochromatosis and Vibrio vulnificus Wound Infections},
  author={J. Barton and R. Acton},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={890-893}
}
There are several reports of persons with hemochromatosis and Vibrio vulnificus primary septicemia, but few accounts of persons with hemochromatosis and V. vulnificus wound infection. A 58-year-old white man developed infection of a forearm injury exposed to seawater in the Gulf of Mexico near the Alabama coast. At age 66, he was diagnosed to have hemochromatosis. Transferrin saturation was 89% and serum ferritin was 4761 pmol/L. HFE genotype was C282Y/C282Y. Serum levels of hepatic enzymes… Expand
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