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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-84

Aeromonas salmonicida bacteremia associated with chronic well water consumption in a patient with diabetes


Department of Internal Medicine, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA

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Christine Ann Moore
1185 West Mountain View Road, Apartment 1509, Johnson City, TN 37604
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DOI: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_147_16

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Aeromonas salmonicida is associated with superficial skin infections in fish. Its virulence factors allow colonization of water including surface water such as salt water, beaches, and fresh water wells. Moreover, it is possible for immunocompromised patients to develop invasive disease after chronic exposure to Aeromonas spp. through contaminated water. While there are reports of Aeromonas spp. bacteremia following water ingestion, there have been no reports of A. salmonicida bacteremia from water consumption. We report the first case of A. salmonicida bacteremia in a patient with diabetes due to chronic consumption of well water.


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