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Edwardsiella tarda septicemia with underlying multiple liver abscesses

Rathor, Mohammad Yousuf and How, Soon Hin and Abdul Rashid, Mohd Amran and Hla, K.T and Shah, Anis and Francis, A. (2006) Edwardsiella tarda septicemia with underlying multiple liver abscesses. The Malaysian Journal of Pathology, 28 (1). pp. 49-53. ISSN 0126-8635

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Edwardsiella tarda has recently been described as a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae. The genus Edwardsiella contains three species; E. hoshinae, E. ictaluri and E. tarda. Edwardsiella tarda is the only species which has been recognised as pathogenic to humans, especially in those with an underlying disease. The most common presentation is watery diarrhoea. Extra intestinal infections have been reported infrequently. Humans seem to be infected or colonised with Edwardsiella through ingestion or inoculation of a wound. This report is of a patient with multiple liver abscesses due to E. tarda who later developed bacterial peritonitis and septicaemic shock.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2987/29436
Uncontrolled Keywords: Edwardsiella tarda, liver abscesses
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: AP Soon Hin How
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2013 14:32
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 12:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29436

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