Health Care Provider Information on Vibrio parahaemolyticus Infection

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Required Disease Reporting
Clinical Features
Treatment

Required Disease Reporting

  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus Infection is not officially reportable to the Minnesota Department of Health, but we do request reports.

Clinical Features

Treatment

  • Treatment is not necessary in most cases of V. parahaemolyticus infection.
  • There is no evidence that antibiotic treatment decreases the severity or the length of the illness.
  • Patients should drink plenty of liquids to replace fluids lost through diarrhea.
  • In severe or prolonged illnesses, antibiotics such as tetracycline, ampicillin or ciprofloxacin can be used.
    • The choice of antibiotics should be based on antimicrobial susceptibilities of the organism.


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Updated Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 12:34PM