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Vibrio vulnificus

Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Vibrionales
Family: Vibrionaceae
Genus: Vibrio
Species: V. vulnificus








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Diagnosis

V. vulnificus infection is diagnosed by routine stool, wound, or blood culture. A special growth medium can be used to increase the diagnostic yield. Health care providers should have a high suspicion for this organism when patients present with gastrointestinal illness, fever, or shock following the ingestion of raw seafood, especially oysters, or with a wound infection after exposure to seawater.

Treatment

Antibiotics are necessary for treatment of V. vulnificus infections. Effective antibiotics include tetracycline, third-generation cephalosporins (e.g., ceftazidime), and imipenem. In case of wound infection, aggressive debridement is necessary to remove necrotic tissue.

For additional information on Vibrio vulnificus

CDC - General Information
CDC - Technical Information
FDA/CFSAN  Bad Bug Book
FDA/CFSAN Prime Connection
Clemson University
Florida State University - Vibrio vulnificus
Florida State University - Toward Safer Oysters
NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
UNC Charlotte - Oliver Research Lab




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