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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 384-386

A rare glimpse into the morbid world of necrotising fasciitis: Flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus


1 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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V K Eshwara
Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.188361

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Necrotising fasciitis is one of the fatal skin and soft tissue infections. Vibrio vulnificus is a rare cause of necrotising fasciitis; however, the disease is one of the major manifestations of the bacteria. Here, we report one such case in a middle-aged male patient. He presented with the signs of bilateral lower limb cellulitis and altered sensorium. V. vulnificus was isolated from blood culture and also from debrided tissue. Though the organism is well characterised, it is a rare causative agent of necrotising fasciitis. This case is a re-emphasis on active look out for this bacterium in patients presenting with necrotizsing fasciitis.






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