ERIC L. FEARRINGTON, M.D.; C. H. RAND JR., M.D.; ALEX MEWBORN, M.D.; JACK WILKERSON, M.D.
To the editor: Recently we encountered a case of non-cholera vibrio infection that presented as a localized cellulitis and, later, meningoencephalitis, septicemia, and hypoxemia. Previously reported cases of non-cholera vibrio infection have been confined to the gastrointestinal system (1-4). This case is the first reported case of septicemic, central nervous system, non-cholera vibrio infection.
The patient, a 64-year-old white man, was admitted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital on 10 October 1973. Pertinent past history showed two prior episodes of hematemesis caused by esophageal varices that were confirmed by gastroscopy. Several days before admission the patient had been fishing in the
FEARRINGTON EL, RAND CH, MEWBORN A, WILKERSON J. Non-Cholera Vibrio Septicemia and Meningoencephalitis. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:401. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-3-401_1
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