Vibrio vulnificus septicemia in a patient with severe aplastic anemia

Motohiro Tsuzuki, Teruo Ino, Fumio Maruyama, Masataka Okamoto, Kohji Ezaki, Masami Hirano

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Abstract

A 53-year-old man with severe aplastic anemia developed sporadic Vibrio vulnificus septicemia 1 day after eating raw fish and shellfish. Although V. vulnificus infection is potentially fatal, he was saved by immediate and sensitive antibiotic administration. Patients with chronic hematologic disease are susceptible to infection by this organism and are prone to developing septicemia when they eat raw seafood. It is necessary for a patient with this infection to be given effective antibiotics as quickly as possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Hematology
Volume67
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 02-1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hematology

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