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Serious Infections With Edwardsiella tarda: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Serious Infections With Edwardsiella tarda: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Abstract • Edwardsiella tarda, a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae, has recently become recognized as pathogenic, especially in patients with an underlying illness. In the present report, a patient had sickle cell hemoglobinopathy and E tarda bacteremia. Other cases of serious infection with Edwardsiella are reported in the literature. Edwardsiella infection may present as bacteremia, enteric fever, gastroenteritis, localized infection, and an asymptomatic carrier state. On the basis of this review, bacteremia with E tarda often has been associated with septic shock and has a high mortality, but this may be related to the usual presence of a serious underlying illness in these patients. (Arch Intern Med 1989;149:208-210) References 1. Sachs JM, Pacin M, Counts GW: Sickle hemoglobinopathy and Edwardsiella tarda meningitis . AJDC 1974;128:387-388. 2. Hook EW: Salmonella species (including typhoid fever) , in Mandell GL, Douglas RG, Bennett JE (eds): Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . New York, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1985, pp 1255-1269. 3. Jordan GW, Hadley WK: Human infection with Edwardsiella tarda . Ann Intern Med 1969;70:283-288.Crossref 4. Bhat P, Myers RM, Carpenter KP: Edwardsiella tarda in a study of juvenile diarrhoea . Epidemiol Infect 1967;65:293-298. 5. Chatty HB, Gavan TL: Edwardsiella tarda: Identification and clinical significance . Cleve Clin J Med 1968;35:223-228.Crossref 6. Silverblatt FJ, Weinstein R: Enterobacteriaceae , in Mandell GL, Douglas RG, Bennett JE (eds): Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . New York, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1985, pp 1226-1236. 7. King BM, Adler DL: A previously undescribed group of Enterobacteriaceae . Am J Clin Pathol 1964;41:230-232. 8. Koshi G, Lalitha MK: Edwardsiella tarda in a variety of human infections . Indian J Med Res 1976;64:1753-1759. 9. McWhorter AC, Ewing WH, Sakazaki R: Provisional antigenic schema for Edwardsiella tarda , abstracted. Bact Proc 1967;89:29-33. 10. Ewing WH, McWhorter AC, Escobar MR, et al: Edwardsiella: A new genus of Enterobacteriaceae based on a new species . Edwardsiella tarda. Int Bull Bact Nomen 1965;15:33-38. 11. Sakazaki R, Murata Y: The new group of the Enterobacteriaceae, the Akusa group . Jpn J Bacterial 1962;17:616-620. 12. Clarridge JE, Musher DM, Fainstein V, et al: Extraintestinal human infection caused by Edwardsiella tarda . J Clin Microbiol 1980;11:511-514. 13. Vandepitte J, Lemmens P, De Swert L: Human edwardsiellosis traced to ornamental fish . J Clin Microbiol 1983;17:165-167. 14. Kournay M, Vasquez MA, Saenz R: Edwardsiellosis in man and animals in Panama: Clinical and epidemiological characteristics . Am J Trop Med Hyg 1977;26:1183-1190. 15. Pitlik S, Berger SA, Humier D: Nonenteric infections acquired through contact with water . Rev Infect Dis 1987;9:54-63.Crossref 16. Wyatt LE, Nickelson R, Vanderzabt C: Edwardsiella tarda in freshwater catfish and their environment . Appl Environ Microbiol 1979;38:710-714. 17. Ewing WH, McWhorter AC, Ball MM, et al: The Biochemical Reactions of Edwardsiella tarda: A New Genus of Enterobacteriaceae . Atlanta, Bureau of Disease Prevention and Environmental Control. National Communicable Disease Center, 1967, pp 1-10. 18. Reinhardt JF, Fowlston S, Jones J, et al: Comparative in vitro activities of selected antimicrobial agents against Edwardsiella tarda . Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1985;27:966-967.Crossref 19. Muyembe T, Vandepitte J, Desmyter J: Natural colistin resistance in Edwardsiella tarda . Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1973;4:521-524.Crossref 20. Sonnenwirth AC, Kallus BA: Meningitis due to Edwardsiella tarda: First report of meningitis caused by Edwardsiella tarda . Am J Clin Pathol 1968;49:92-95. 21. Bockemuhl J, Pan-Urai R, Burkhardt F: Edwardsiella tarda associated with human disease . Pathol Microbiol 1971;37:393-401. 22. Ovartlarnporn B, Chayakul P, Suma S: Edwardsiella tarda infection in Hat Yai Hospital . J Med Assoc Thai 1986;69:599-603. 23. Okubadejo OA, Alausa KO: Neonatal meningitis caused by Edwardsiella tarda . Br Med J Clin Res 1968;3:357-358.Crossref 24. Pankey GA, Seshul MB: Septicemia caused by Edwardsiella tarda . J La State Med Soc 1969;121:41-43. 25. LeFrock JL, Klainer AS, Zuckerman K: Edwardsiella tarda bacteremia . South Med J 1976;69:188-190.Crossref 26. Makula A, Gatti F, Vandepitte J: Edwardsiella tarda infections in Zaire . Ann Soc Belg Med Trop 1973;53:165-172. 27. Gilman RH, Madasamy M, Gan E, et al: Edwardsiella tarda in jungle diarrhoea and a possible association with Entamoeba histolytica . Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 1971;2:186-189. 28. Marsh PK, Gorbach SL: Invasive enterocolitis caused by Edwardsiella tarda . Gastroenterology 1982;82:336-338. 29. Nagel P, Serritella A, Layden TJ: Edwardsiella tarda gastroenteritis associated with a pet turtle . Gastroenterology 1982;82:1436-1437. 30. Lim PL: Some interesting isolates from a diagnostic laboratory . J Clin Pathol 1978;31:223-226.Crossref 31. Watson JJ, White FH: Hemolysins of Edwardsiella tarda . Can J Comp Med 1979;43:78-83. 32. Gonzalez AB, Ruffolo EH: Edwardsiella tarda: Etiologic agent in a post-traumatic subgaleal abscess . South Med J 1966;59:340-341.Crossref 33. Rao KRP, Shah J, Rajashekaraiah KR, et al: Edwardsiella tarda osteomyelitis in a patient with SC hemoglobinopathy . South Med J 1981;74:288-292.Crossref 34. Ruff WL, Scott-Cora J, Prout JD: Edwardsiella tarda associated with osteomyelitis . J Natl Med Assoc 1977;69:871-872. 35. Maserati R, Farina C, Valenti L, et al: Liver abscess caused by Edwardsiella tarda . Boll Ist Sieroter Milan 1985;64:419-421. 36. Sechter I, Shmilovitz M, Altmann G, et al: Edwardsiella tarda isolated in Israel between 1961 and 1980 . 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Serious Infections With Edwardsiella tarda: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Abstract • Edwardsiella tarda, a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae, has recently become recognized as pathogenic, especially in patients with an underlying illness. In the present report, a patient had sickle cell hemoglobinopathy and E tarda bacteremia. Other cases of serious infection with Edwardsiella are reported in the literature. Edwardsiella infection may present as bacteremia, enteric fever, gastroenteritis, localized infection, and an asymptomatic carrier state. On the basis of this review, bacteremia with E tarda often has been associated with septic shock and has a high mortality, but this may be related to the usual presence of a serious underlying illness in these patients. (Arch Intern Med 1989;149:208-210) References 1. Sachs JM, Pacin M, Counts GW: Sickle hemoglobinopathy and Edwardsiella tarda meningitis . AJDC 1974;128:387-388. 2. Hook EW: Salmonella species (including typhoid fever) , in Mandell GL, Douglas RG, Bennett JE (eds): Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . New York, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1985, pp 1255-1269. 3. Jordan GW, Hadley WK: Human infection with Edwardsiella tarda . Ann Intern Med 1969;70:283-288.Crossref 4. Bhat P, Myers RM, Carpenter KP: Edwardsiella tarda in a study of juvenile diarrhoea . Epidemiol Infect 1967;65:293-298. 5. Chatty HB, Gavan TL: Edwardsiella tarda: Identification and clinical significance . Cleve Clin J Med 1968;35:223-228.Crossref 6. Silverblatt FJ, Weinstein R: Enterobacteriaceae , in Mandell GL, Douglas RG, Bennett JE (eds): Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases . New York, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1985, pp 1226-1236. 7. King BM, Adler DL: A previously undescribed group of Enterobacteriaceae . Am J Clin Pathol 1964;41:230-232. 8. Koshi G, Lalitha MK: Edwardsiella tarda in a variety of human infections . Indian J Med Res 1976;64:1753-1759. 9. McWhorter AC, Ewing WH, Sakazaki R: Provisional antigenic schema for Edwardsiella tarda , abstracted. Bact Proc 1967;89:29-33. 10. Ewing WH, McWhorter AC, Escobar MR, et al: Edwardsiella: A new genus of Enterobacteriaceae based on a new species . Edwardsiella tarda. Int Bull Bact Nomen 1965;15:33-38. 11. Sakazaki R, Murata Y: The new group of the Enterobacteriaceae, the Akusa group . Jpn J Bacterial 1962;17:616-620. 12. Clarridge JE, Musher DM, Fainstein V, et al: Extraintestinal human infection caused by Edwardsiella tarda . J Clin Microbiol 1980;11:511-514. 13. Vandepitte J, Lemmens P, De Swert L: Human edwardsiellosis traced to ornamental fish . J Clin Microbiol 1983;17:165-167. 14. Kournay M, Vasquez MA, Saenz R: Edwardsiellosis in man and animals in Panama: Clinical and epidemiological characteristics . Am J Trop Med Hyg 1977;26:1183-1190. 15. Pitlik S, Berger SA, Humier D: Nonenteric infections acquired through contact with water . Rev Infect Dis 1987;9:54-63.Crossref 16. Wyatt LE, Nickelson R, Vanderzabt C: Edwardsiella tarda in freshwater catfish and their environment . Appl Environ Microbiol 1979;38:710-714. 17. Ewing WH, McWhorter AC, Ball MM, et al: The Biochemical Reactions of Edwardsiella tarda: A New Genus of Enterobacteriaceae . Atlanta, Bureau of Disease Prevention and Environmental Control. National Communicable Disease Center, 1967, pp 1-10. 18. Reinhardt JF, Fowlston S, Jones J, et al: Comparative in vitro activities of selected antimicrobial agents against Edwardsiella tarda . Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1985;27:966-967.Crossref 19. Muyembe T, Vandepitte J, Desmyter J: Natural colistin resistance in Edwardsiella tarda . Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1973;4:521-524.Crossref 20. Sonnenwirth AC, Kallus BA: Meningitis due to Edwardsiella tarda: First report of meningitis caused by Edwardsiella tarda . Am J Clin Pathol 1968;49:92-95. 21. Bockemuhl J, Pan-Urai R, Burkhardt F: Edwardsiella tarda associated with human disease . Pathol Microbiol 1971;37:393-401. 22. Ovartlarnporn B, Chayakul P, Suma S: Edwardsiella tarda infection in Hat Yai Hospital . J Med Assoc Thai 1986;69:599-603. 23. Okubadejo OA, Alausa KO: Neonatal meningitis caused by Edwardsiella tarda . Br Med J Clin Res 1968;3:357-358.Crossref 24. Pankey GA, Seshul MB: Septicemia caused by Edwardsiella tarda . J La State Med Soc 1969;121:41-43. 25. LeFrock JL, Klainer AS, Zuckerman K: Edwardsiella tarda bacteremia . South Med J 1976;69:188-190.Crossref 26. Makula A, Gatti F, Vandepitte J: Edwardsiella tarda infections in Zaire . Ann Soc Belg Med Trop 1973;53:165-172. 27. Gilman RH, Madasamy M, Gan E, et al: Edwardsiella tarda in jungle diarrhoea and a possible association with Entamoeba histolytica . Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 1971;2:186-189. 28. Marsh PK, Gorbach SL: Invasive enterocolitis caused by Edwardsiella tarda . Gastroenterology 1982;82:336-338. 29. Nagel P, Serritella A, Layden TJ: Edwardsiella tarda gastroenteritis associated with a pet turtle . Gastroenterology 1982;82:1436-1437. 30. Lim PL: Some interesting isolates from a diagnostic laboratory . J Clin Pathol 1978;31:223-226.Crossref 31. Watson JJ, White FH: Hemolysins of Edwardsiella tarda . Can J Comp Med 1979;43:78-83. 32. Gonzalez AB, Ruffolo EH: Edwardsiella tarda: Etiologic agent in a post-traumatic subgaleal abscess . South Med J 1966;59:340-341.Crossref 33. Rao KRP, Shah J, Rajashekaraiah KR, et al: Edwardsiella tarda osteomyelitis in a patient with SC hemoglobinopathy . South Med J 1981;74:288-292.Crossref 34. Ruff WL, Scott-Cora J, Prout JD: Edwardsiella tarda associated with osteomyelitis . J Natl Med Assoc 1977;69:871-872. 35. Maserati R, Farina C, Valenti L, et al: Liver abscess caused by Edwardsiella tarda . Boll Ist Sieroter Milan 1985;64:419-421. 36. Sechter I, Shmilovitz M, Altmann G, et al: Edwardsiella tarda isolated in Israel between 1961 and 1980 . J Clin Microbiol 1983;17:669-671.

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1989

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