Photobacterium damselae subsp. damselae is commonly associated with infections in a variety of marine animals and rarely in humans. The authors report the first occurrence in Italy of an infection in a 44-year-old man caused by Photobacterium damselae on a pre-existing wound on the posterior face of the leg, acquired after diving in the coastal area of Platamona in Sardinia during the summer period. Besides the clinical case, we present the microbiological investigations and a systematic review of literature.
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Wound infection caused by Photobacterium damselae in a man in Sardinia (the first case in Italy): a case report and review of literature
Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine 2022;
Submission date: 15 Nov 2021
Revised on: 27 Dec 2021
Accepted on: 14 Jan 2022
Published online: 21 Jan 2022
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