Necrotizing fasciitis due to Vibrio alginolyticus in an immunocompetent patient

Juan M. Gomez, Roosevelt Fajardo, Jose F. Patiño, Cesar A. Arias

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Abstract

We describe a patient with a history of asthma and remote use of steroids the development of necrotizing fascitis due to Vibrio alginolyticus after an injury from a coral reef during bathing in the Caribbean Sea off Colombia. The patient recovered with aggressive surgical debridement and antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3427-3429
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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