G. PRATS, M.D.; B. MIRELIS, M.D.; R. PERICAS, M.D.; G. VERGER, M.D.
To the editor: We have read with interest the note by Fearrington and associates (Ann Intern Med 81:401, 1974) about a case of non-cholera vibrio septicemia and meningoencephalitis. We wish to report another case.
A man with hepatic cirrhosis, aged 49, entered our hospital on 2 August 1973. He was febrile (38.5 °C) but showed no signs of localized infection. A blood culture was positive and the isolated organism was identified as a nonagglutinating vibrio, Heiberg type II. Four days after starting treatment with ampicillin (3000 mg/day) the fever subsided; this treatment was followed for 10 more days. Two blood
PRATS G, MIRELIS B, PERICAS R, VERGER G. Non-Cholera Vibrio Septicemia and Meningoencephalitis. Ann Intern Med. ;82:848–849. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-6-848_2
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(6):848-849.
Copyright © 2018 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use