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Introduction
  • Classification
    • bacteria
      • Gram-negative bacilli
        • facultative anaerobes
          • Vibrionaceae
            • Vibrio
              • V. parahaemolyticus
              • V. vulnificus
V. parahaemolyticus
  • Marine bacterium
  • Undercooked seafood
  • Leading cause of diarrhea in Japan (sushi!)
  • Self-limiting watery diarrhea
    • with cramping and abdominal pain
V. vulnificus
  • Gastroenteritis
    • eating oysters or undercooked seafood 
    • self-limiting
  • Cellulitis
    • swimming in brackish water
    • shucking oysters
    • treat with tetracycline or 3rd generation cephalosporins
 

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