Photobacterium damsela wound infection in a 14-year-old surfer

Lemuel Aigbivbalu, Nizar Maraqa

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Abstract

Photobacterium damsela (P damsela) is a common marine bacterium. Rare reports of P damsela causing septicemia and wound infection have been described in children. We report a case of Photobacterium damsela isolated from a wound culture taken from a 14-year-old male injured after a minor trauma while surfing. We alert physicians to this infection and the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate antimicrobial therapy for wound infection following seawater injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-426
Number of pages2
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume102
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Fatal necrotizing fasciitis
  • Photobacterium damsela (P damsela)
  • Salt water injury

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Photobacterium damsela wound infection in a 14-year-old surfer. / Aigbivbalu, Lemuel; Maraqa, Nizar.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 102, No. 4, 04.2009, p. 425-426.

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