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J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Mar;45(3):1058-62. Epub 2007 Jan 24.

Necrotizing fasciitis from Vibrio vulnificus in a patient with undiagnosed hepatitis and cirrhosis.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Abstract

Necrotizing fasciitis due to Vibrio vulnificus may result in overwhelming sepsis, leading to death in some patients. Significant risk factors for severe disease include preexisting liver disease. We report a case of Vibrio vulnificus necrotizing fasciitis in a patient with previously undiagnosed chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.

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