The bane of coastal marine environment: A fatal case of Vibrio vulnificus associated cellulitis and septicaemia.

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology  12 June 2021 |  

Lekshmi Narendrakumar, Anusha Gopinathan, T.P.Sreekrishnan, Anisha Asokan, Anil Kumar, Gireesh Kumar, Sabu Thomas


Vibrio vulnificus is a Gram negative motile bacterium known to cause fatal septicaemia and wound infection. It is commonly associated with the consumption of under-cooked seafood or exposure to marine environment. We report a case of a 55 year old male patient, who was presented with right lower limb cellulitis and septicaemia due to V. vulnificusV. vulnificus infection in India are rare. However, increasing reports of V. vulnificus from India recommends considering the pathogen while dealing necrotising fasciitis especially in the proximity of marine environment.


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