Aeromonas aquariorum septicemia and enterocolitis in a cirrhotic patient

Chi Jung Wu, Pei Jane Tsai, Po Lin Chen, I. Chien Wu, Yu Tzu Lin, Yi Hsuan Chen, Li Rong Wang, Wen Chien Ko

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Aeromonas aquariorum is a recently described Aeromonas species. We present a cirrhotic patient with septicemia and bloody diarrhea in whom A. aquariorum was isolated from the blood and stool. The species identification was based on sequence analysis of the partial rpoB and rpoD genes. The A. aquariorum isolates carried genes encoding hemolysin, aerolysin, and the cytotonic enterotoxin Alt. Significant A. aquariorum-induced cytotoxicity in intestinal epithelial cells was also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-408
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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