Fatal necrotizing fasciitis due to Vibrio damsela

Scand J Infect Dis. 1993;25(5):659-61. doi: 10.3109/00365549309008557.


A patient who succumbed to fulminant necrotizing fasciitis due to Vibrio damsela after injury by a rabbitfish is described. Despite the absence of any known underlying illness, he did not respond to appropriate antibiotic therapy and radical surgical intervention. This represents the first documented case of necrotizing fasciitis due to this organism, and is also the first reported case in Southeast Asia inflicted by rabbitfish.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Fasciitis / complications
  • Fasciitis / microbiology*
  • Fasciitis / pathology
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Fishes / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Necrosis
  • Vibrio Infections*
  • Vibrio*
  • Wound Infection / microbiology*