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.
- Fatal necrotizing fasciitis
- Photobacterium damsela (P damsela)
- Salt water injury
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine