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Two Cases of Bacteremia Caused by Vibrio Parahemolyticus in Liver Cirrhosis
You Kyoung Choi, M.D.1, Hai Jin Kim, M.D.1, Jae Yun Lim, M.D.1, Soung Rok Sim, M.D.1, Sang Hun Lee, M.D.1Hee Jung Yoon, M.D.2, Myung Su Kim, M.D.1, Young Goo Song, M.D.1 and June Myung Kim, M.D.1
Department of Internal Medicine1, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, KoreaDepartment of Internal Medicine2, Eulji University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Vol.38 Num.5 (p282~285)
We have experienced two cases of bacteremia in liver cirrhosis patients caused by Vibrio parahemolyticus. One presented with acute gastroenteritidis symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea. Vibrio parahemolyticus was cultured in the blood. In the other patients showed vesicular rash in lower extremities with a positive blood culture. Both patients had been treated with intravenous fluid and antibiotics.
Keywords : Vibrio parahemolyticus, Bacteremia, Liver cirrhosis