JEANNE R. SPELLMAN, M.D.; CHARLES S. LEVY, M.D.; JAMES A. CURTIN, M.D.; CAROL ORMES, M.T.
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To the editor: We write to report the case of a man who developed enteritis due to Vibrio fluvialis after eating raw seafood.
A 46-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with acute gastroenteritis, which began 36 hours after he ingested raw oysters. He had no significant prior medical history. His illness was characterized by fever with temperatures to 38.3 °C, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and passage of 10 to 12 stools per day. Stools contained many leukocytes but no erythrocytes. Culture of the stool on MacConkey's media grew a vibrio that was identified biochemically as V. fluvialis (BBL Scepto
SPELLMAN JR, LEVY CS, CURTIN JA, ORMES C. Vibrio fluvialis and Gastroenteritis. Ann Intern Med. ;105:294–295. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-2-294_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(2):294-295.
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