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A 12-year-old boy with acute gastroenteritis caused by Edwardsiella tarda O4:H4.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19089557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 12-year-old boy was brought to the hospital with a 3-week history of watery diarrhea mixed with mucus and colicky abdominal pain. Stool culture identified Edwardsiella tarda O4: H4, and no other pathogenic bacteria were detected. Acute gastroenteritis caused by Edwardsiella tarda O4: H4 was diagnosed. This bacterium was shown to be sensitive to ampicillin hydrate. When this antibiotic was administered, the condition of the patient improved within a week. The patient had a history of eating raw shrimp and fish while traveling with his parents.
Atsutoshi Tsuji; Kaoru Hirasawa; Tomohiro Arakuma; Keiko Izumi; Katsumi Kobori; Keiji Sunohara; Noriko Yoshizawa; Haruo Watanabe; Hidemasa Izumiya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1341-321X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect. Chemother.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-17     Completed Date:  2009-02-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608375     Medline TA:  J Infect Chemother     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  433-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Atami Hospital, International University of Health and Welfare, 13-1 Higashikaigan-cho, Atami, Shizuoka, 413-0012, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Diarrhea / microbiology
Edwardsiella tarda / classification*,  isolation & purification*
Enterobacteriaceae Infections / microbiology*
Feces / microbiology
Gastroenteritis / microbiology*

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