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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2001 Dec;20(12):1178-9.

Plesiomonas shigelloides sepsis and splenic abscess in an adolescent with sickle-cell disease.

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Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of New York, New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.


Plesiomonas shigelloides is a rare cause of self-limiting gastroenteritis. We report a case of extraintestinal P. shigelloides infection in an adolescent with sickle-cell disease who presented with bacteremia complicated by a splenic abscess. Despite the high mortality rate reported in extraintestinal P. shigelloides infection, the patient survived after drainage of the abscess and treatment with antibiotics.

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