Wound: Vibrio vulnificus – Shipped May 11, 2020 – FINAL RESULT
A simulated wound swab sample collected from a 36 year old male traveler with foot injury was sent to category A laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and identify Vibrio vulnificus and perform susceptibility testing.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M201-3
- Vibrio vulnificus is a pathogen that can cause infection in wounds exposed to salt/brackish water.
- V. vulnificus can cause aggressive infection that can develop into life threatening sepsis in some patients.