Septic arthritis and subsequent fatal septic shock caused by Vibrio vulnificus infection

Amir Emamifar, Rikke Asmussen Andreasen, Nanna Skaarup Andersen, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen

Abstract

Vibrio vulnificus is a rare but potential fatal bacterium that can cause severe infections. Wound infections, primary sepsis and gastroenteritis are the most common clinical features. Septic arthritis caused by V. vulnificus is an atypical presentation that has been reported in only two case reports; however, it has not been previously noted in Denmark. The authors report a case of septic arthritis caused by V. vulnificus in an immunocompromised patient. The disease progressed to severe sepsis and subsequent death within 10 h of admission.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBMJ Case Reports
Vol/bind2015
ISSN1757-790X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 24 nov. 2015
Udgivet eksterntJa

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