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Vibrio cholerae non-01 cellulitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3778149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 46-year-old man presented with pain and fever and a postphlebitic ulcer on his left leg. The wound was suppurative and open at the margins, but there was little underlying fasciitis and no apparent muscle or blood vessel involvement. Three separate wound cultures were obtained at two-day intervals, and all showed only Vibrio cholerae non-01. The patient was successfully treated with cefazolin sodium. This marks the second documented case of V cholerae non-01 type alone as a causative agent of cellulitis, and the first case where no saltwater origin could be demonstrated.
S M Gelbart; M M Prabhudesai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1986 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-15     Completed Date:  1986-12-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1182-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cefazolin / therapeutic use
Cellulitis / drug therapy,  etiology*
Cholera* / drug therapy
Leg Ulcer / drug therapy,  etiology
Middle Aged
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