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<i>Vibrio vulnificus</i> Infection in a Hemodialysis Patient Receiving Intravenous Iron Therapy

James C. Barton, Michael E. Coghlan, Michael T. Reymann, Thomas W. Ozbirn and Ronald T. Acton

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 5, pages e63-e67
Published in print September 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/377272
Vibrio vulnificus Infection in a Hemodialysis Patient Receiving Intravenous Iron Therapy

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A 73-year-old man treated with long-term hemodialysis, erythropoietin, and intravenous iron sucrose infusions developed Vibrio vulnificus infection after eating raw oysters harvested from the Alabama coast. Five of the 31 persons with cases of V. vulnificus infection reported to the Alabama Department of Public Health (Montgomery) during 1996–2002 (including the patient described here) also had renal disease. Persons with renal disease, especially those treated with long-term hemodialysis and intravenous iron infusions, may have an increased risk of infection with V. vulnificus.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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