Epidemiology and pathogenesis of Vibrio vulnificus

Microbes Infect. 2000 Feb;2(2):177-88. doi: 10.1016/s1286-4579(00)00270-7.


Vibrio vulnificus is capable of causing severe and often fatal infections in susceptible individuals. It causes two distinct disease syndromes, a primary septicemia and necrotizing wound infections. This review discusses the interaction of environmental conditions, host factors, and bacterial virulence determinants that contribute to the epidemiology and pathogenesis of V. vulnificus.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Vibrio / growth & development
  • Vibrio / pathogenicity*
  • Vibrio Infections / epidemiology*
  • Vibrio Infections / microbiology
  • Virulence