Tag: Vibrio

Cellulitis After Water Exposure – Fishy Microbiology

Skin and soft tissue infections are fairly common infectious presentations almost all physicians have experience with. In general, gram positive organisms tend to predominate in community-acquired cellulitis, usually skin organisms, which manage to get access to the soft tissues through a break in the skin itself. Exposure to water can change the microbiology of skin

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The Sea “Flesh Eating Bacteria” – Vibrio Vulnificus

Vibrio Vulnificus is one of those board questions that pops up occasionally. The stem usually goes along the liens of “a cirrhotic eats raw oysters/goes to the beach and has a severe skin and soft tissue infection.” This is usually followed by a question about the etiology. There have been some news stories regarding this

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