Vibrio Infections Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 21, 2021
  • Author: Hoi Ho, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are Vibrio infections?

What is the annual incidence of Vibrio infections in the US?

What are the most common causes of Vibrio infection?

How do natural disasters increase the risk for Vibrio infections?

What is the pathophysiology of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of free iron in the pathophysiology of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of capsular polysaccharide in the pathophysiology of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of genetics in the pathophysiology of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of thermostable direct hemolysin (TDH) and a thermostable direct hemolysin-related hemolysin (TRH) in the pathophysiology of Vibrio infections?

What is the prevalence of Vibrio infections in the US?

What is the global prevalence of Vibrio infections?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with Vibrio infections?

What are the racial predilections of Vibrio infections?

What are the sexual predilections of Vibrio infections?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Vibrio infections?

What is the prognosis of Vibrio infections?

What is included in patient education about Vibrio infections?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Vibrio infections?

What are the symptoms of septicemia in patients with Vibrio infections?

What are the physical findings characteristic of Vibrio infections?

What are the signs and symptoms of acute gastroenteritis in Vibrio infections?

Which physical findings are characteristic of skin and soft tissue infection in Vibrio infections?

Which physical findings are characteristic of septicemia in Vibrio infections?

Which physical findings are characteristic of ocular infection in Vibrio infections?

Which physical findings are characteristic of peritonitis in Vibrio infections?

How are noncholera Vibrio infections transmitted?

Which conditions increase the risk for fulminant Vibrio infections?

What are the possible complications of Vibrio infections?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of Vibrio infections?

What are the differential diagnoses for Vibrio Infections?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of blood studies in the workup of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of serum chemistries in the workup of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of stool exam in the workup of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) in the workup of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of gram stain in the workup of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of blood cultures in the workup of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of arterial blood gas (ABG) in the workup of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Vibrio infections?

What is the role of hepatitis serology in the workup of Vibrio infections?

Which procedures are performed in the workup of Vibrio infections?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Vibrio infections?

Treatment

How are Vibrio infections treated?

How is antimicrobial resistance managed in patients with Vibrio infections?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Vibrio infections?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Vibrio infections?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of Vibrio infections?

How are Vibrio infections prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with Vibrio infections?

What is included in inpatient care for Vibrio infections?

When is patient transfer indicated in the treatment of Vibrio infections?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Vibrio infections?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Vibrio Infections?