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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

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Vibrio vulnificus in Taiwan

Po-Ren Hsueh*Comments to Author , Ching-Yih Lin†, Hung-Jen Tang†, Hsin-Chun Lee‡, Jien-Wei Liu§, Yung-Ching Liu¶, and Yin-Ching Chuang†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; †Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan; ‡National Cheng-Kung University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; §Kaohsiung Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan; ¶National Yang-Ming University, School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

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Characteristic skin lesions of Vibrio vulnificus infection and morphotype of the microorganism. (A) Gangrenous change with hemorrhagic bullae over the leg in a 75-year-old patient with liver cirrhosis in whom septic shock and V. vulnificus bacteremia developed. (B) V. vulnificus bacteremia developed 1 day after a fish bone injury over the 4th finger of the left hand (arrow) in a 45-year-old patient with uremia. (C) Gram-negative curved bacilli (arrowhead) isolated from a blood sample of the 45-y

Figure 2. Characteristic skin lesions of Vibrio vulnificus infection and morphotype of the microorganism. (A) Gangrenous change with hemorrhagic bullae over the leg in a 75-year-old patient with liver cirrhosis in whom septic shock and V. vulnificus bacteremia developed. (B) V. vulnificus bacteremia developed 1 day after a fish bone injury over the 4th finger of the left hand (arrow) in a 45-year-old patient with uremia. (C) Gram-negative curved bacilli (arrowhead) isolated from a blood sample of the 45-year-old patient with uremia.

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