Diarrhea Associated With Cyanobacterialike Bodies in an Immunocompetent Host: An Unusual Epidemiological Source

Devon Hale, William Aldeen, Karen Carroll

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Abstract

To describe a patient who developed diarrhea secondary to Cyanobacterialike bodies (CLBs) after exposure to contaminated water in his home. —Case report. —General community. —Healthy, elderly man. —None, self-limited illness. —The patient's clinical course was consistent with illness caused by CLBs. Cyanobacterialike bodies were recovered from the patient's stool sample and the contaminated water to which he was exposed. —Internists and laboratory technicians should be aware of CLBs as a cause of protracted diarrhea in the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-145
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume271
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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