Vibrio vulnificus septicemia complicated by cerebral infarction

Mimi Groom, Matthew D. Kay, Mehul B. Desai

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Vibrio vulnificus, part of normal marine flora, is a serious human pathogen capable of causing septicemia and death in susceptible persons. Disease is caused by raw shellfish ingestion or wound exposure to seawater. We present a unique case of a man who developed V. vulnificus septicemia, cerebral infarction, and left homonymous hemianopia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology - Glaucoma
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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