Fisherman with Vibrio vulnificus wound infection cured without leg amputation

The Quy Hoa National Leprosy Dermatology Hospital in the Central Province of Binh Dinh announced to treat a fisherman with Vibrio vulnificus wound infection without leg amputation.


The hospital admitted a 57-year-old fisherman who was having high fever, chills, dangerously low blood pressure, and necrotizing wound in his leg started to spread widely.
After conducting tests, physicians of the hospital identified the fisherman to have Vibrio vulnificus wound infection. Medical workers quickly gave him antibiotic to eradicate the infection as well as cut off dead or infected tissues.
After half of a month, the man has been in stable condition. He was discharged from the hospital yesterday.

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