Bilateral deep brachial vein thrombophlebitis due to Vibrio fetus

D. Vesely, D. S. MacIntyre, K. R. Ratzan

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A patient had bilateral deep brachial vein thrombophlebitis in which Vibrio fetus was recovered from 6 blood cultures of the 6 drawn. Fever and phlebitis continued with treatment with intravenous doses of heparin and oxacillin but rapidly improved with treatment change of oxacillin to clindamycin. In vitro antibiotic disk susceptibility testing confirmed resistance to oxacillin and susceptibility to clindamycin. Vibrio fetus infection is associated with the vascular endothelium in this and previously reported cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)994-995
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975
Externally publishedYes


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