Hong Kong -Hong Kong reports Vibrio vulnificus necrotizing fasciitis case

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On February 7, 2017, the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) recorded a sporadic case of necrotizing fasciitis due to Vibrio vulnificus infection affecting a 75-year-old male with underlying illnesses.

He presented with fever and right forearm swelling since January 29. He attended the Accident and Emergency Department of a public hospital on January 30 and was admitted on same day. The clinical diagnosis was necrotizing fasciitis. Excisional debridement of right forearm was performed on January 30 and February 3.

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