Vibrio vulnificus meningitis in a boy with thalassemia after eating raw oysters

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Abstract

Vibrio vulnificus is a salt requiring marine vibrio. It is a human pathogen with a predilection for extraintestinal sites of infection. This is a report of V vulnificus meningitis in a boy with thalassemia that developed three days after he ate raw oysters. This case points out several important aspects of pathogenesis and a recommendation for preventing V vulnificus infections in susceptible hosts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)784-786
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume82
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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