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A New Vibrio Species, Vibrio cincinnatiensis, Causing Meningitis: Successful Treatment in an Adult

ROBERT B. BODE, M.D.; PHYLLIS R. BRAYTON, B.S.; RITA R. COLWELL, Ph.D.; FREDERICK M. RUSSO, M.D.; and WARD E. BULLOCK, M.D.
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Presented in part at the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Robert B. Bode, M.D.; University of Cincinnati, Department of Medicine, Mail Location 535, 231 Bethesda Avenue; Cincinnati, OH 45267.


University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio; and University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland


Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(1):55-56. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-104-1-55
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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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meningitis ; vibrio

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