Vibrio infection

OVERVIEW

  • organisms: Vibrio vulnificus and other species

CLINICAL FEATURES

  • tropical environments
  • sea water borne
  • cut to skin -> cellulitis -> necrotizing cellulitis
  • profound multi-organ failure

RISK FACTORS

  • raw oyster consumption
  • liver disease
  • iron overload

INVESTIGATIONS

  • tissue culture
  • blood cultures

MANAGEMENT

  • surgical control
  • tetracycline (doxycycline) or cefotaxime or ciprofloxacin

CCC 700 6

Critical Care

Compendium

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