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Yonsei Med J. 2003 Dec 30;44(6):1087-90.

Aeromonas hydrophila and aspiration pneumonia: a diverse presentation.

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Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014, India.


Although there are ever increasing reports of extraintestinal human infections caused by Aeromonads, in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients, respiratory tract infections remain uncommon. We describe a case of aspiration pneumonia in an immunocompetent patient with multiple sclerosis, caused by a community acquired, multidrug resistant strain of Aeromonas hydrophila sensitive only to meropenem. The case highlights the clinical significance of Aeromonas hydrophila as a respiratory pathogen, as well as the community origin of multidrug resistance and the utility of newer carbapenems in such cases.

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