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Vibrio vulnificus septic shock due to a contaminated tattoo

Vibrio vulnificus septic shock due to a contaminated tattoo

by on 30/05/2017 - 07:14 pm



The authors report a lethal case of septic shock in a patient with pre-existing chronic liver disease subsequent to leg tattooing and then seawater exposure in the Gulf of Mexico.

Vibrio vulnificus septic shock due to a contaminated tattoo.

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BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220199.

Hendren N, Sukumar S, Glazer CS.

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