Andrew T. Pavia, MD; John A. Bryan, MD; Kathryn L. Maher, MMSc; T. Roderick Hester Jr, MD; J. J. Farmer III, PhD
Infections caused by organisms of the genus Vibrio have received increasing attention in the United States (1). Until recently, most work focused on Vibrio cholerae O1, the causative agent of cholera. As the classification of vibrios has been refined, however, the pathogenic potential and epidemiologic importance of each species have become apparent. To date, 11 species of Vibrio have been isolated from clinical specimens; although some are important human pathogens, the clinical significance of others remains to be determined. We report the first human isolate of Vibrio carchariae, a newly described halophilic Vibrio (2).
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Pavia AT, Bryan JA, Maher KL, Hester TR, Farmer JJ. Vibrio carchariae Infection after a Shark Bite. Ann Intern Med. ;111:85–86. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-1-85
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(1):85-86.
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