DANIEL D. VON HOFF, M.D.; ROGER S. KIMBALL, M.D.
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To the editor: We have read with interest the paper on Eikenella corrodens (Ann Intern Med 80:305-309, 1974). Recently, we saw a case of eikenella infection in a complex setting.
An 85-year-old Chinese woman was admitted with nausea, vomiting, and right upper quadrant pain. She had had a cholecystectomy in 1963 for presumed cholecystitis, at which time infestation with Clonorchis sinensis was discovered in the specimen. Since then she has had many episodes of ascending cholangitis, with two documented episodes of sepsis in 1966 and 1969. Common duct exploration in 1970 confirmed the Clonorchis sinensis infestation. Old records also showed
VON HOFF DD, KIMBALL RS. Elkenella corrodens Infection. Ann Intern Med. ;81:273–274. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-2-273
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(2):273-274.
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