Aeromonas caviae-Associated Severe Bloody Diarrhea


North Florida


North Florida Regional Medical Center

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Case Report

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Aeromonas caviae


Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences


Aeromonas species are capable of inducing severe infections in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals. Gastroenteritis is the most common infection associated with Aeromonas species in humans. We report a rare case of Aeromonas caviae severe gastroenteritis and bloody diarrhea that led to the development of sepsis in a 45-year-old female with no history of immunocompromising conditions. This patient required extensive medical support which included blood transfusions and antibiotics. Fortunately, with appropriate diagnostic measures and targeted antibiotic therapy, her symptoms resolved. Aeromonas species are becoming increasingly frequent among the pathogens isolated from patients suffering from gastroenteritis. As such, it is becoming increasingly important for clinicians to consider this pathogen when working up their patients for diarrhea.

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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine