Jaundice and shock after a father's day celebration

Jaime Hernandez-Montfort, Alejandra Marin-Ruiz

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Abstract

A 44-year-old gentleman with history of type-2 diabetes mellitus and chronic liver disease secondary to hepatitis B/C co-infection presented to our ICU with septic shock and multiorgan failure due to Gram negative rod bacteremia. His source of infection was presumed to be soft tissue as he had bilateral lower extremity pain and edema accompanied by fever 24 hrs prior to admission. Physical exam was relevant for jaundice, bilateral lower extremity edema and erythema with multiple tense hemorrhagic bullae overlying the medial and inferior aspect of the left lower leg (Figure 1). The patient's family reported consumption of large quantities of oysters on a Father's Day celebration 3 days prior to the onset of our patient's symptoms. No other acquaintance was reported ill. The patient responded to levofloxacin and was discharged from the ICU within 72 hrs. Blood cultures reported Vibrio vulnificus and the skin lesions resolved after subsequent wound care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalCritical Care and Shock
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 24 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacterial infections
  • Critical care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious disease
  • Liver disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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    Hernandez-Montfort, J., & Marin-Ruiz, A. (2012). Jaundice and shock after a father's day celebration. Critical Care and Shock, 15(1).