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First documented case of bacteremia with Vibrio vulnificus in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
1995 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, ISSN 0036-5548, Vol. 27, no 1, 81-82 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

A few days after a mild trauma to a toe, a 90-year-old woman presented with fever, malaise and cellulitis. On suspicion of erysipelas the patient was initially treated with benzylpenicillin and cefuroxime. Her general condition improved rapidly, but there was local progression with numerous necrotic areas with surrounding bullae. Vibrio vulnificus was isolated from the blood. After susceptibility testing, the patient was finally treated with ciprofloxacin and pivampicillin, and recovered slowly. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of bacteremia with V. vulnificus in Sweden.

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1995. Vol. 27, no 1, 81-82 p.
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Aged, Aged; 80 and over, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Bacteremia/etiology/*microbiology, Drug Therapy; Combination/*therapeutic use, Female, Humans, Sweden, Vibrio/isolation & purification, Vibrio Infections/*diagnosis/drug therapy/microbiology, Wound Infection/complications/*microbiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-83431PubMedID: 7784822OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-83431DiVA: diva2:111339
Available from: 2006-11-02 Created: 2006-11-02Bibliographically approved

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