ROBERT B. BODE, M.D.; PHYLLIS R. BRAYTON, B.S.; RITA R. COLWELL, Ph.D.; FREDERICK M. RUSSO, M.D.; WARD E. BULLOCK, M.D.
Non-cholera vibrio infections have been associated with foreign travel, seawater exposure, and seafood ingestion (1). The principal clinical manifestation of these infections is gastroenteritis. Non-cholera Vibrio species also may cause soft-tissue infections and septicemia, the latter most commonly in patients with underlying disease (2). Vibrio meningitis is rare. We report the first case of infection caused by a new species of Vibrio manifested clinically as septicemia and meningitis in an immunocompetent adult who had not been exposed to seafood or salt-water.
A 70-year-old man was admitted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with a 24-hour history of lethargy and confusion.
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BODE RB, BRAYTON PR, COLWELL RR, RUSSO FM, BULLOCK WE. A New Vibrio Species, Vibrio cincinnatiensis, Causing Meningitis: Successful Treatment in an Adult. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:55-56. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-1-55
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(1):55-56.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology.
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