Fatal septicemia and bullae caused by non-01 Vibrio cholerae

Catherine Newman, Mary Shepherd, Mark D. Woodard, Ashok K. Chopra, Stephen K. Tyring

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Abstract

Bullous lesions associated with non-01 Vibrio cholerae developed in a patient with hepatic cirrhosis who had recently ingested raw oysters. He died of overwhelming sepsis despite 5 days of aggressive antibiotic therapy. Non-01 V. cholerae was isolated from blood, peritoneal fluid, and bullae. The organism produced a cytotoxic factor that destroyed Chinese hamster ovary cells. Although septicemia caused by non-01 V. cholerae is uncommon, cutaneous manifestations of this organism are even rarer. Our patient represents the first reported case of bullous lesions associated with non-01 V. cholerae septicemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-912
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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  • Dermatology

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