Ramesh Sabapathi, MD
Sabapathi R. Vibrio vulnificus and Pulmonary Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:988-989. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-12-988_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(12):988-989.
To the Editor: I read with interest the article by Klontz and colleagues (1) on syndromes of Vibrio vulnificus infections. In August 1986, a 60-year-old man with a history of alcoholism fell into the waters of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore after having a cardiopulmonary arrest. He was successfully revived and admitted to a community hospital. On his second day of hospitalization, he had a fever of 40 °C. The leukocyte count was 16 000 mm3, with a profound left shift (69 band forms). A chest roentgenogram showed infiltrates in his right lower lobe and left upper lobe. He also
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