Signs of Vibrio vulnificus
Symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus
The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Vibrio vulnificus may include:
List of 11
Vibrio vulnificus Symptoms
Note that Vibrio vulnificus symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient,
but the phrase Vibrio vulnificus signs may often refer to those signs
that are only noticable by a doctor.
Signs or Symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus:
FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)
Nature of Disease: Wound infections result either from contaminating an open wound with sea water harboring the organism, or by lacerating part of the body on coral, fish, etc., followed by contamination with the organism. The ingestion of V. vulnificus by healthy individuals can result in gastroenteritis. The "primary septicemia" form of the disease follows consumption of raw seafood containing the organism by individuals with underlying chronic disease, particularly liver disease (see below). In these individuals, the microorganism enters the blood stream, resulting in septic shock, rapidly followed by death in many cases (about 50%). Over 70% of infected individuals have distinctive bulbous skin lesions.
(Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)
Vibrio vulnificus (General): DBMD (Excerpt)
Among healthy people, ingestion of V. vulnificus
can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In immunocompromised
persons, particularly those with chronic liver disease, V.
vulnificus can infect the bloodstream, causing a severe and
life-threatening illness characterized by fever and chills, decreased
blood pressure (septic shock), and blistering skin lesions. V.
vulnificus bloodstream infections are fatal about 50% of
the time. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio vulnificus (General): DBMD)
Vibrio vulnificus: DBMD (Excerpt)
Wound or soft tissue infections.
In persons with underlying medical conditions, especially
liver disease, can cause bloodstream infections characterized
by fever, chills, decreased blood pressure, blistering skin
lesions, and often, death. In otherwise heathy persons, causes
diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. (Source: excerpt from Vibrio vulnificus: DBMD)
More Symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus:
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What are the signs of Vibrio vulnificus?
The phrase "signs of Vibrio vulnificus" should, strictly speaking,
refer only to those signs and symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus that are not readily apparent to the patient.
The word "symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus.
The signs and symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus.
This medical information about signs and symptoms for Vibrio vulnificus has been gathered
from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Vibrio vulnificus signs or Vibrio vulnificus symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Vibrio vulnificus may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Vibrio vulnificus symptoms.