Table 2.

Identification of V. vulnificus by the nested PCR method and bacteriological culture

Sample typeCulture resultsNested PCR results (no. of samples)Total
PositiveNegative
Blooda Positive15116
Negative61016
NCb 202
Bulla aspiratePositive202
Negative213
 Total271839
  • a Serum was separated for the nested PCR.

  • b NC, not cultured. The patients died before culture samples could be collected.