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Korean J Infect Dis. 1997 May;29(3):247-259. Korean. Case Report.
Koo SB , Hong WP , Shin JH , Ryang DW .
Koheung Jeil Hospital, Chonnam University Medical School, Kwang Ju, Korea.
Department of Clinical Pathology, Chonnam University Medical School, Kwang Ju, Korea.
Abstract

Vibrio damsela was isolated from a wound infection of a 71 year-old patient with chronic renal failure. She complained of severe pain, swelling and erythema in her right hand and fingers, which developed after a puncture injury by a crab, Portunus trituberculatus. Her wound infection was improved after pus drainage and antibiotic therapy. This represents the first reported case of wound infection due to V. damsela in Korea.

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