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Postoperative wound infection associated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus in a patient without exposure to seawater.

By N Ahsan, R L Conter and P C Appelbaum


This report describes a case of wound infection associated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The patient had ingested steamed crabs 7 days before admission for surgical treatment of intestinal obstruction due to colon carcinoma. The Vibrio sp. was isolated from postoperative wound drainage as well as from stool. Recovery was uneventful

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1988
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