Vibrio vulnificus infection in Taiwan: report of 28 cases and review of clinical manifestations and treatment.

  title={Vibrio vulnificus infection in Taiwan: report of 28 cases and review of clinical manifestations and treatment.},
  author={Y C Chuang and C Y Yuan and Cheng-yi Liu and C K Lan and Ay Huey Huang},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={15 2},
From May 1985 through July 1990, 28 episodes of Vibrio vulnificus infection in 27 patients were encountered in five major hospitals in Taiwan. The ages of patients ranged from 19 to 76 years; the ratio of male to female patients was 2:1. Eighteen episodes manifested as bacteremia and eight as wound infections alone. One patient each developed gastroenteritis and pneumonia after nearly drowning. Twenty-three patients exhibited skin manifestations. Twenty patients had underlying diseases. All… CONTINUE READING


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