Vibrio vulnificus infection

Common Name(s)

Vibrio vulnificus infection

Vibrio vulnificus (V. vulnificus) are bacteria that live in warm seawater and require salt to live. V. vulnificus infections are caused by eating seafood containing the bacteria or by exposing an open skin wound to seawater with high amounts of the bacteria. Eating contaminated seafood causes diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Open wound exposure can cause skin breakdown and ulcers. For people with weakened immune systems that cannot fight off the bacteria, the infection can spread to the bloodstream, increasing the risk of death. V. vulnificus infections are treated with antibiotics. Avoiding raw seafood and shellfish as well as avoiding contact of open skin wounds with warm saltwater can prevent a V. vulnificus infection.

Source: Advocacy organizations associated with the condition.

 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Vibrio vulnificus infection" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Vibrio vulnificus infection" for support, advocacy or research.

There are currently no organizations listed in Disease InfoSearch that support this condition. Create a listing.

 

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Vibrio vulnificus infection" returned 16 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Seasonality, clinical types and prognostic factors of Vibrio vulnificus infection.
 

Author(s): Chien-Han Tsao, Chun-Chieh Chen, Shih-Jei Tsai, Chi-Rong Li, Wai-Nang Chao, Khee-Siang Chan, Ding-Bang Lin, Kai-Lun Sheu, Shiuan-Chih Chen, Meng-Chih Lee, William R Bell

Journal:

 

Vibrio vulnificus infection, an uncommon but life-threatening illness, manifests as two main types, primary septicemia and primary wound infections.  Little information regarding the seasonality of V. vulnificus infections in tropical areas and prognostic factors of primary V. vulnificus ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2013

Go To URL
Vibrio vulnificus infection in Southern Brazil -- case report.
 

Author(s): João César Beenke França, Sonia Mara Raboni, Elise Sanfelice, Diego Polido, Arthur Gentili, Fabricio Marques

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;88(3):424-6.

 

The genus Vibrio is a member of the family Vibrionaceae, and among their disease-causing species, Vibrio vulnificus, a lactose-positive gram-negative bacillus, is one of the most virulent pathogen of the noncholerae vibrios. We describe the case of a 39-year-old male patient, who ...

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2013

Go To URL
Accurate diagnosis and treatment of Vibrio vulnificus infection: a retrospective study of 12 cases.
 

Author(s): Yoshinori Matsuoka, Yukishi Nakayama, Tomoko Yamada, Akira Nakagawachi, Kouichi Matsumoto, Kimihide Nakamura, Kyousuke Sugiyama, Yoshinori Tanigawa, Yoshinobu Kakiuchi, Yoshiro Sakaguchi

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;17(1):7-12.

 

Vibrio vulnificus causes an infectious disease that has extremely poor convalescence and leads to necrotic fasciitis. In this study, we sought to define the characteristic epidemiology of V. vulnificus infection and clarify its diagnosis at the global level.

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2013

Go To URL

Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Vibrio vulnificus infection" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A comprehensive review of Vibrio vulnificus: an important cause of severe sepsis and skin and soft-tissue infection.
 

Author(s): Michael A Horseman, Salim Surani

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2011 Mar;15(3):e157-66.

 

Vibrio vulnificus is a halophilic Gram-negative bacillus found worldwide in warm coastal waters. The pathogen has the ability to cause primary sepsis in certain high-risk populations, including patients with chronic liver disease, immunodeficiency, iron storage disorders, end-stage ...

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2011

Go To URL
Vibrio vulnificus infection: diagnosis and treatment.
 

Author(s): Michael H Bross, Kathleen Soch, Robert Morales, Rayford B Mitchell

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2007 Aug;76(4):539-44.

 

Vibrio vulnificus infection is the leading cause of death related to seafood consumption in the United States. This virulent, gram-negative bacterium causes two distinct syndromes. The first is an overwhelming primary septicemia caused by consuming raw or undercooked seafood, particularly ...

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2007

Go To URL
Vibrio vulnificus infection in São Paulo, Brazil: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Maria Rita Elmor de Araujo, Caroline Aquino, Elton Scaramal, Claudete Sílvia Ciola, Guilherme Schettino, Marcel Cerqueira Cesar Machado

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. 2007 Apr;11(2):302-5.

 

Non cholera Vibrio may cause conjunctivitis, wound infection, gastroenteritis and serious sepsis. Transmission to men is through contact with skin, mucosa or wounds exposed to marine water, and consumption of certain barely cooked or raw seafood, more frequently in the summer. This ...

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2007

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in Genetics Home Reference.

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

There are currently no open clinical trials for this condition.