Fatal bacteremic pneumonia caused by Aeromonas hydrophila in a previously healthy child

Hsiu Tsun Kao, Yhu Chering Huang, Tzou Yien Lin

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Abstract

Aeromonas hydrophila sepsis and pneumonia are rare diseases in children that carry a high mortality rate. We report a case of fatal bacteremic pneumonia caused by A. hydrophila in a previously healthy 5-year-old child. The source of infection was not determined and the child died within 4 hours of admission. In children who develop a fulminant disease of pneumonia with or without sepsis, particularly those who have underlying medical conditions, a possible A. hydrophila infection, though rare, should be considered. More reported cases are needed to establish the epidemiologic features of this disease in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aeromonas hydrophila
  • Children
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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