Which procedures are performed in the workup of Vibrio infections?

Updated: Jun 21, 2021
  • Author: Hoi Ho, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Aspiration of skin bullae or a wound can be performed for Gram stain and culture in patients with skin and soft tissue infections.

Placement of central venous catheter for intravenous rehydration may be indicated in patients with profound hypovolemia or shock.

Early wound debridement is indicated in patients with Vibrio wound infection or septicemia. A delay of wound debridement may lead to amputation. Debridement must be performed urgently if the patient develops compartment syndrome.


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