Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Infection Caused by Vibrio fetus: Report of Two Cases

Infection Caused by Vibrio fetus: Report of Two Cases Abstract Infections caused by Vibrio fetus originally interested the veterinarian, and in 1911 McFaydean and Stockman associated this organism with infectious abortion in cattle.1 Seven years later, Theobald Smith studied the pathogenesis of vibriosis in cattle and related fetal loss to interference of placental circulation by necrosis of fetal membranes.2,3 Cattle vibriosis is a venereal disease. The bull is asymptomatic and V fetus resides in the preputial mucosa. Conception is infrequent once the organism inhabits the cow's vagina. Abortion results when infection occurs during the first six months of pregnancy; bacteria are found in the uterus, placenta, and fetus. This disease ranks with brucellosis as a major cause of bovine fetal wastage.4 Infection by V fetus causes abortion in sheep and goats; the mode of transmission is unknown although contamination of food and water is suspected.5 Human abortion caused by V fetus was first noted in a pregnant housewife by Vinzent References 1. McFaydean, F., and Stockman, S.: Report of the Departmental Committee Appointed by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to Inquire Into Epizootic Abortion , London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1909, vol 3. 2. Smith, T.: Spirilla Associated With Disease of the Fetal Membranes in Cattle (Infectious Abortion) , J Exp Med 28:701 ( (Dec) ) 1918.Crossref 3. Smith, T., and Taylor, M.S.: Some Morphological and Biological Characteristics of Spirilla (Vibrio fetus n. sp.) Associated With Disease of Fetal Membranes in Cattle , J Exp Med 30:299 ( (Oct) ) 1919.Crossref 4. Frank, A.H.: Vibriosis in Cattle , Veterinary Scope 1:12, 1956. 5. Miner, M.L., and Thorne, J.L.: Studies on the Indirect Transmission of Vibrio Fetus Infection in Sheep , Amer J Vet Res 25:474 ( (March) ) 1964. 6. Vinzent, R.; Dumas, J.; and Picard, N.: Septicemie Grave Au Cours de la Grossesse Due a un Vibrion. Avortement Consecutif , Bull Acad Nat Med 131:90 ( (Feb) ) 1947. 7. Vinzent, R.: Une affection meconnue de la grossesse l'infection placentaire a Vibrio foetus , Presse Med 57:1230 ( (Dec) ) 1949. 8. Hood, M., and Todd, J.: Vibrio fetus—A Cause of Human Abortion , Amer J Obstet Gynec 80:506 ( (Sept) ) 1960. 9. Thibault, P., et al: Infections Humains a Vibrio foetus , Bull Acad Nat Med 139:95 ( (Feb) ) 1955. 10. Jackson, J.; Hilton, P.; and Allison, F.: Human Vibriosis , Amer J Med 28:986 ( (June) ) 1960.Crossref 11. Beerens, H.A.; Gerard, A.; and Flament, M.: Un cas masculin de septicemie a Vibrio foetus , Lille Med 2:408 ( (June) ) 1957. 12. Mandel, A.D., and Ellison, R.C.: Acute Dysentery Syndrome Caused by Vibrio fetus , JAMA 185:536 ( (Aug) ) 1963.Crossref 13. Van der Heide, R.M., and Hoogendijk, J.L.: Sepsis door Vibrio fetus bij een man , Nederl T Geneesk 108:1716 ( (Dec) ) 1964. 14. Kilo, C.; Hageman, P.O.; and Marzi, J.: Septic Arthritis and Bacteremia Due to Vibrio fetus , Amer J Med 38:962 ( (June) ) 1965.Crossref 15. King, S., and Bronsky, D.: Vibrio fetus Isolated From a Patient With Localized Septic Arthritis , JAMA 175:1045 ( (March) ) 1961.Crossref 16. Ward, B.Q.: Apparent Involvement of Vibrio fetus in an Infection in a Man , J Bact 55:113 ( (Jan) ) 1948. 17. Collins, H.S.; Blevins, A.; and Benter, E.: Protracted Bacteremia and Meningitis Due to Vibrio fetus , Arch Intern Med 113:361 ( (March) ) 1964.Crossref 18. Robin, L.A., et al: A propos de trois cas de vibriose humaine (Vibrio foetus) dont une meningite , Presse Med 70:321 ( (Feb) ) 1962. 19. King, E.O.: Human Infections With Vibrio fetus and a Closely Related Vibrio , J Infect Dis 101:119 ( (Sept) -Oct) 1957.Crossref 20. Kahler, H.L., and Sheldon, H.: Vibrio fetus Infection in Man , New Eng J Med 262:1218 ( (June) ) 1960.Crossref 21. Auguste, C.; Buttianx, R.; and Tacquet, A.: Septicemie a Vibrio foetus chez un gastrectomie en etat de carence avec hypoprotidemie , Arch Mal Appar Dig 48:861 ( (July) -Aug) 1954. 22. Spink, W.W.: Human Vibriosis Caused by Vibrio fetus , JAMA 163:180 ( (Jan) ) 1957.Crossref 23. Auquier, L.; Chretein, J.; and Hodora, M.: Septicemie avec endocardite a Vibrio foetus , Bull Soc Med Hop 72:580 ( (June) ) 1956. 24. Caroli, J.; Leymarios, J.; and Thibault, P.: Infection a Vibrio foetus au cours d'une cirrhose meta-icterique , Rev Medicochir Mal Foie 32:55 ( (Sept) ) 1957. 25. Coste, F., et al: Septicemie a Vibrio foetus au cours d'une cirrhose alcoolique avec hemachromatose , Bull Soc Med Hop 75:69 ( (Jan) ) 1959. 26. Albeaux-Fernet, M.; Chabot, J.; and Duaux, J.: Un cas de Septicemie a Vibrio foetus. Evolution mortelle par aggavation d'une cardiopathie preexistante , Bull Soc Med Hop 74:782 ( (Oct) ) 1958. 27. Killam, H.A.W., et al: Pericarditis Due to Vibrio fetus , Amer J Cardiol 17:723 ( (May) ) 1966.Crossref 28. Loeb, H., et al: Vibrio fetus Endocarditis , Amer J Cardiol 71:381 ( (March) ) 1966. 29. Eden, A.N.: Vibrio fetus Meningitis in a Newborn Infant , J Pediat 61:33 ( (July) ) 1962.Crossref 30. Burgert, W., and Hagstrom, J.: Vibrio fetus Meningoencephalitis , Arch Neurol 10:196 ( (Feb) ) 1964.Crossref 31. US Department of Health, Education and Welfare , Morbidity and Mortality 14:425 ( (Dec 18) ) 1965. 32. Willis, M.D., and Austin, W.J.: Human Vibrio fetus Infection , Amer J Dis Child 112:459 ( (Nov) ) 1966.Crossref 33. Eden, A.N.: Perinatal Mortality Caused by Vibrio fetus , J Pediat 68:297 ( (Feb) ) 1966.Crossref 34. Van Wering, R.F., and Esseveld, H.: Vibrio fetus , Nederl T Geneesk 107:119 ( (Jan) -March) 1963. 35. King, E.O.: The Laboratory Recognition of Vibrio fetus and a Closely Related Vibrio Isolated From Cases of Human Vibriosis , Ann NY Acad Sci 98:700 ( (Aug) ) 1962.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Infection Caused by Vibrio fetus: Report of Two Cases

Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/infection-caused-by-vibrio-fetus-report-of-two-cases-bJdCk90nUy
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1967 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1967.04410010073010
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Abstract Infections caused by Vibrio fetus originally interested the veterinarian, and in 1911 McFaydean and Stockman associated this organism with infectious abortion in cattle.1 Seven years later, Theobald Smith studied the pathogenesis of vibriosis in cattle and related fetal loss to interference of placental circulation by necrosis of fetal membranes.2,3 Cattle vibriosis is a venereal disease. The bull is asymptomatic and V fetus resides in the preputial mucosa. Conception is infrequent once the organism inhabits the cow's vagina. Abortion results when infection occurs during the first six months of pregnancy; bacteria are found in the uterus, placenta, and fetus. This disease ranks with brucellosis as a major cause of bovine fetal wastage.4 Infection by V fetus causes abortion in sheep and goats; the mode of transmission is unknown although contamination of food and water is suspected.5 Human abortion caused by V fetus was first noted in a pregnant housewife by Vinzent References 1. McFaydean, F., and Stockman, S.: Report of the Departmental Committee Appointed by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to Inquire Into Epizootic Abortion , London: His Majesty's Stationary Office, 1909, vol 3. 2. Smith, T.: Spirilla Associated With Disease of the Fetal Membranes in Cattle (Infectious Abortion) , J Exp Med 28:701 ( (Dec) ) 1918.Crossref 3. Smith, T., and Taylor, M.S.: Some Morphological and Biological Characteristics of Spirilla (Vibrio fetus n. sp.) Associated With Disease of Fetal Membranes in Cattle , J Exp Med 30:299 ( (Oct) ) 1919.Crossref 4. Frank, A.H.: Vibriosis in Cattle , Veterinary Scope 1:12, 1956. 5. Miner, M.L., and Thorne, J.L.: Studies on the Indirect Transmission of Vibrio Fetus Infection in Sheep , Amer J Vet Res 25:474 ( (March) ) 1964. 6. Vinzent, R.; Dumas, J.; and Picard, N.: Septicemie Grave Au Cours de la Grossesse Due a un Vibrion. Avortement Consecutif , Bull Acad Nat Med 131:90 ( (Feb) ) 1947. 7. Vinzent, R.: Une affection meconnue de la grossesse l'infection placentaire a Vibrio foetus , Presse Med 57:1230 ( (Dec) ) 1949. 8. Hood, M., and Todd, J.: Vibrio fetus—A Cause of Human Abortion , Amer J Obstet Gynec 80:506 ( (Sept) ) 1960. 9. Thibault, P., et al: Infections Humains a Vibrio foetus , Bull Acad Nat Med 139:95 ( (Feb) ) 1955. 10. Jackson, J.; Hilton, P.; and Allison, F.: Human Vibriosis , Amer J Med 28:986 ( (June) ) 1960.Crossref 11. Beerens, H.A.; Gerard, A.; and Flament, M.: Un cas masculin de septicemie a Vibrio foetus , Lille Med 2:408 ( (June) ) 1957. 12. Mandel, A.D., and Ellison, R.C.: Acute Dysentery Syndrome Caused by Vibrio fetus , JAMA 185:536 ( (Aug) ) 1963.Crossref 13. Van der Heide, R.M., and Hoogendijk, J.L.: Sepsis door Vibrio fetus bij een man , Nederl T Geneesk 108:1716 ( (Dec) ) 1964. 14. Kilo, C.; Hageman, P.O.; and Marzi, J.: Septic Arthritis and Bacteremia Due to Vibrio fetus , Amer J Med 38:962 ( (June) ) 1965.Crossref 15. King, S., and Bronsky, D.: Vibrio fetus Isolated From a Patient With Localized Septic Arthritis , JAMA 175:1045 ( (March) ) 1961.Crossref 16. Ward, B.Q.: Apparent Involvement of Vibrio fetus in an Infection in a Man , J Bact 55:113 ( (Jan) ) 1948. 17. Collins, H.S.; Blevins, A.; and Benter, E.: Protracted Bacteremia and Meningitis Due to Vibrio fetus , Arch Intern Med 113:361 ( (March) ) 1964.Crossref 18. Robin, L.A., et al: A propos de trois cas de vibriose humaine (Vibrio foetus) dont une meningite , Presse Med 70:321 ( (Feb) ) 1962. 19. King, E.O.: Human Infections With Vibrio fetus and a Closely Related Vibrio , J Infect Dis 101:119 ( (Sept) -Oct) 1957.Crossref 20. Kahler, H.L., and Sheldon, H.: Vibrio fetus Infection in Man , New Eng J Med 262:1218 ( (June) ) 1960.Crossref 21. Auguste, C.; Buttianx, R.; and Tacquet, A.: Septicemie a Vibrio foetus chez un gastrectomie en etat de carence avec hypoprotidemie , Arch Mal Appar Dig 48:861 ( (July) -Aug) 1954. 22. Spink, W.W.: Human Vibriosis Caused by Vibrio fetus , JAMA 163:180 ( (Jan) ) 1957.Crossref 23. Auquier, L.; Chretein, J.; and Hodora, M.: Septicemie avec endocardite a Vibrio foetus , Bull Soc Med Hop 72:580 ( (June) ) 1956. 24. Caroli, J.; Leymarios, J.; and Thibault, P.: Infection a Vibrio foetus au cours d'une cirrhose meta-icterique , Rev Medicochir Mal Foie 32:55 ( (Sept) ) 1957. 25. Coste, F., et al: Septicemie a Vibrio foetus au cours d'une cirrhose alcoolique avec hemachromatose , Bull Soc Med Hop 75:69 ( (Jan) ) 1959. 26. Albeaux-Fernet, M.; Chabot, J.; and Duaux, J.: Un cas de Septicemie a Vibrio foetus. Evolution mortelle par aggavation d'une cardiopathie preexistante , Bull Soc Med Hop 74:782 ( (Oct) ) 1958. 27. Killam, H.A.W., et al: Pericarditis Due to Vibrio fetus , Amer J Cardiol 17:723 ( (May) ) 1966.Crossref 28. Loeb, H., et al: Vibrio fetus Endocarditis , Amer J Cardiol 71:381 ( (March) ) 1966. 29. Eden, A.N.: Vibrio fetus Meningitis in a Newborn Infant , J Pediat 61:33 ( (July) ) 1962.Crossref 30. Burgert, W., and Hagstrom, J.: Vibrio fetus Meningoencephalitis , Arch Neurol 10:196 ( (Feb) ) 1964.Crossref 31. US Department of Health, Education and Welfare , Morbidity and Mortality 14:425 ( (Dec 18) ) 1965. 32. Willis, M.D., and Austin, W.J.: Human Vibrio fetus Infection , Amer J Dis Child 112:459 ( (Nov) ) 1966.Crossref 33. Eden, A.N.: Perinatal Mortality Caused by Vibrio fetus , J Pediat 68:297 ( (Feb) ) 1966.Crossref 34. Van Wering, R.F., and Esseveld, H.: Vibrio fetus , Nederl T Geneesk 107:119 ( (Jan) -March) 1963. 35. King, E.O.: The Laboratory Recognition of Vibrio fetus and a Closely Related Vibrio Isolated From Cases of Human Vibriosis , Ann NY Acad Sci 98:700 ( (Aug) ) 1962.Crossref

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1967

References