Recurrent Aeromonas bacteremia due to contaminated well water

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2015-10-20
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Summary: 


Although they are ubiquitous to aquatic environments, Aeromonas species have traditionally been considered nonvirulent; however, in the past 30 years, they have emerged as important human pathogens that can cause a wide spectrum of disease. In this study, we describe a case of recurrent Aeromonas bacteremia in an immunocompetent patient, and this exposure was linked to the patient's home well water supply.

Citation: 
Katz MJ, Parrish NM, Belani A, Shah M. Recurrent Aeromonas bacteremia due to contaminated well water. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 20;2(4):ofv142. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv142. PMID: 26495324; PMCID: PMC4612566.
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Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, MD