Vibrio vulnificus Infection | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I have kidney disease. Should I avoid eating shellfish?
  • What treatment is best for me?
  • I think I have Vibrio vulnificus infection. Should I go to the emergency room?
  • My arm is infected. Will I have to have surgery?
  • How long will I feel sick?


Vibrio Vulnificus Infection: Diagnosis and Treatment by Michael H. Bross, M.D., Kathleen Soch, M.D., Robert Morales, M.D., and Rayford B. Mitchell, M.D. (American Family Physician August 15, 2007,

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Reviewed/Updated: 05/14
Created: 09/09