Extraintestinal human infection caused by Edwardsiella tarda

J. E. Clarridge, D. M. Musher, V. Fainstein, R. J. Wallace

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Edwardsiella tarda is an uncommon enteric bacterium which has been found generally in animal hosts and occasionally in human feces. Three cases of extraintestinal infection caused by E. tarda which are described herein include a typhoid-like illness, peritonitis with sepsis, and cellulitis from a wound acquired while fishing. The microbiology of E. tarda and the previous reports of infection due to this organism are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-514
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1980

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  • Microbiology (medical)


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