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J Infect Chemother. 2008 Dec;14(6):433-5. doi: 10.1007/s10156-008-0638-8. Epub 2008 Dec 17.

A 12-year-old boy with acute gastroenteritis caused by Edwardsiella tarda O4:H4.

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Department of Pediatrics, Atami Hospital, International University of Health and Welfare, 13-1 Higashikaigan-cho, Atami, Shizuoka, 413-0012, Japan. tsuji.a.rugby@iuhw.ac.jp

Abstract

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.

PMID:
19089557
DOI:
10.1007/s10156-008-0638-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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