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Serious infections with Edwardsiella tarda. A case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2643415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Edwardsiella tarda, a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae, has recently become recognized as pathogenic, especially in patients with an underlying illness. In the present report, a patient had sickle cell hemoglobinopathy and E tarda bacteremia. Other cases of serious infection with Edwardsiella are reported in the literature. Edwardsiella infection may present as bacteremia, enteric fever, gastroenteritis, localized infection, and an asymptomatic carrier state. On the basis of this review, bacteremia with E tarda often has been associated with septic shock and has a high mortality, but this may be related to the usual presence of a serious underlying illness in these patients.
Authors:
J P Wilson; R R Waterer; J D Wofford; S W Chapman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  149     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1989 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-02-23     Completed Date:  1989-02-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi, Jackson.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Enterobacteriaceae Infections* / epidemiology,  microbiology
Humans
Male

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