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Vibrio vulfincus: an unusual mode of acquisition and novel use of rapid susceptibility testing
  1. David G Partridge (david.partridge{at}sth.nhs.uk)
  1. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
    1. Susan Larkin (susan.larkin{at}sth.nhs.uk)
    1. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
      1. Robert Townsend (rob.townsend{at}sth.nhs.uk)
      1. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
        1. Helena K Parsons (helena.parsons{at}sth.nhs.uk)
        1. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom

          Abstract

          Infection with Vibrio vulnificus is uncommon in Europe but is associated with necrotising wound infections and life-threatening septicaemia. We present an unusual case of infection most likely to have been acquired from a thermal pool in Turkey without preceding exposure to seawater or shellfish. We also illustrate how early management of the case was optimised using gradient diffusion antibiotic strips to provide rapid susceptibility data.

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