Journal Article

Fatal Infection of the Hand Due to <i>Photobacterium damsela:</i> A Case Report

Jun Asato and Fuminori Kanaya

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 38, issue 10, pages e100-e101
Published in print May 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/383468
Fatal Infection of the Hand Due to Photobacterium damsela: A Case Report

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We report a case of fatal acute renal failure due to Photobacterium damsela infection of the hand. Although the patient received intensive medical care and surgical treatment, he died 8 h after arrival at the hospital. This is the first case of P. damsela sepsis proven by blood culture in Japan.

Journal Article.  1305 words.  Illustrated.

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

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