Vibrio fluvialis, an unusual pediatric enteric pathogen

Julie Bellet, Bruce Klein, Michael Altieri, Daniel Ochsenschlager

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Abstract

An infant with diarrhea was discovered to have Vibrio fluvialis, an enteric pathogen not previously reported in children in the United States. This patient had an uncharacteristically mild clinical course and did not require hospitalization or antibiotics. Clinicians treating patients with diarrhea should include this organism in the differential diagnosis if their patients or patients’ contacts have eaten seafood or been near bodies of seawater.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-28
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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