M163-3

Wound: Vibrio vulnificus  – Shipped November 07, 2016

HISTORY

A simulated Wound sample collected from a 50 year old naval diver with an arm wound injury and cellulitis was sent to category A and B laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate, identify, and report Vibrio vulnificus; participants were also expected to perform susceptibility testing to quinolones, tetracycline, third generation cephalosporins, and trimethoprim-sulfa-methoxazole (SXT).

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M163-3

  1. Vibrio vulnificus can cause aggressive soft tissue infections.
  2. The portal of entry of V. vulnificus may be via the gut after ingestion, or as a result of contamination of skin breakages by salt or brackish water.

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