Vibrio

Below you will find more information about Vibrio from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Vibrio it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Vibrio and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Vibrio comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Vibrio is a gram-negative bacteria, usually a curved rod shape, is most often associated with gastroenteritis and septicemia. It usually thrive in living animals living in salt walter including prawns and crabs.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through CBC count, serum level tests, stool examination for blood and fecal leukocytes and coagulation tests. Imaging tests such as chest radiography and CT Scan may also be required to determine the presence of the medical condition and rule out other possibilities of the disease.

Treatment

Treatments includes adminstration of antibiotics and fluid replacement therapies. In extreme cases reconstructive surgery may be used.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms brought about by the Vibrio includes the presence of gastroenteritis which manifest through occurrence of diarrhea, numbness of the wound, high fever, chilling and myalgia.

Causes

Vibrio species themselves are the cause of infections relating to the vibrio such as vibrio cholera infections and noncholera vibrio infections that are usually caused by eating raw seafoods like oyster, mussels and prawns.

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