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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health