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A 32-year-old male, Kallu, who recently visited a seacoast, presented with an ulcer over the left leg. The probable cause is:(AIIMS May 2012)



A Pasturella multocida
B Micrococcus catarrhalis

C Vibrio vulnificus
D Neisseria catarrhalis

Ans. C
Vibrio vulnificus

Vibrio vulnificus is a marine Vibrio of medical importance. It causes 2 types of illnesses. The first is wound infection following contact of open wounds with seawater; the second type occurs in compromised hosts particularly those with liver disease.

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