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Glossary for Vibrio vulnificus

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Abdominal pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Blisters: Blistering of the skin.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Diseases contagious from food: Diseases that can be contracted from food
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Food poisoning: Poisoning from a substance or microbe in food.
  • Gastroenteritis: Acute stomach or intestine inflammation
  • Low blood pressure: Blood pressure that is too low
  • Nosocomial infections: Any infection that originates in a hospital
  • Open Wound: Any wound that affects the skin and is open to the outside environment
  • Purpura: Various bruising conditions where small blood vessels hemorrhage
  • Septic shock: serious medical condition caused by decreased tissue perfusion and oxygen delivery as a result of infection and sepsis, though the microbe may be systemic or localized to a particular site
  • Vibrio: An organism of the genus Vibrio or other spiral motile organism
  • Vibrio Infections: Infection by a bacteria which occurs naturally in seawater and in the stomach of many seawater animals. It is a serious infection and accounts for most seafood-related deaths. It causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms and can also cause wound infection.
  • Vibrio vulnificus: Bacteria commonly infecting oysters and seafood.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Wound Infection: Infection of a skin wound.


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