Aeromonas in adult diarrhea: An enteropathogen or an innocent bystander?

Ahuva Golik, David Modai, Itay Gluskin, Iancu Schechter, Natan Cohen, Jerachmiel Eshchar

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Abstract

This is a study from a district hospital in Israel serving a population of 250,000. During 1986-1987, 1,005 stool specimens were cultured from 932 adult inpatients with acute diarrhea. Seventeen yielded Aeromonas species. Of the 12 strains phenotyped, 10 qualified as enteropathogenic. Five hundred stool specimens from asymptomatic control subjects, inhabitants of the same region, were negative for Aeromonas. The finding of Aeromonas as the apparently sole pathogen in acute adult diarrhea in a geographical area with a negligible asymptomatic carriage rate lends support to the possibility that Aerornonas is an enteropathogen in adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-152
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1990

Keywords

  • Aerornonas sp
  • Diarrhea
  • Enteropathogen

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