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Case Report  |   January 1991
Pulmonary infiltrates associated with Vibrio vulnificus septicemia
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Case Report   |   January 1991
Pulmonary infiltrates associated with Vibrio vulnificus septicemia
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 1991, Vol. 91, 84. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1991.91.1.84
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 1991, Vol. 91, 84. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1991.91.1.84
Abstract

In the case described, fatal Vibrio vulnificus primary septicemia was complicated by development of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. Clinical features of this recently discovered infectious disease are discussed. Various aspects of diagnoses of pulmonary infiltrates in patients with V vulnificus septicemia are also presented. Vibriosis should be suspected in patients with chronic, underlying, predisposing diseases, recent ingestion of raw seafood, and characteristic skin lesions.