How is V. vulnificus infection treated?
Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to fight the infection. In very severe cases of V. vulnificus infection, where a cut or a wound is infected, you may need surgery or amputation (removal) of the affected limb(s).
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, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20070815/539.html)
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