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Aeromonas hydrophila bacteremia presenting as non-traumatic acute osteomyelitis in a cirrhotic patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14515976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aeromonas hydrophila is a low-virulence gram-negative bacillus. It has never been reported as a pathogen of non-traumatic acute osteomyelitis in a cirrhotic patient. Herein, we reported on a case of decompensated liver cirrhosis with Aeromonas hydrophila infection presenting as acute gastroenteritis and non-traumatic acute osteomyelitis. It has been shown that Aeromonas bacteremia usually affects immunocompromised subjects, such as those with liver cirrhosis. Non-traumatic acute osteomyelitis should be highly suggested when a cirrhotic patient with Aeromonas bacteremia presents with severe low back pain and no associated trauma.
Chern-Horng Lee; Maw-Sen Liu; Sheng-Hwu Hsieh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chang Gung medical journal     Volume:  26     ISSN:  2072-0939     ISO Abbreviation:  Chang Gung Med J     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-30     Completed Date:  2003-11-07     Revised Date:  2008-12-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088034     Medline TA:  Chang Gung Med J     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  520-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aeromonas hydrophila*
Bacteremia / complications*
Gastroenteritis / etiology
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections / complications*
Immunocompromised Host
Liver Cirrhosis / complications*
Middle Aged
Osteomyelitis / etiology*

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