Aeromonas Salmonicida Bacteremia Associated With Chronic Well Water Consumption in a Patient With Diabetes
Aeromonas salmonicida is associated with superficial skin infections in fish. Its virulence factors allow colonization of water including surface water such as salt water, beaches, and fresh water wells. Moreover, it is possible for immunocompromised patients to develop invasive disease after chronic exposure to Aeromonas spp.Through contaminated water. While there are reports of Aeromonas spp. bacteremia following water ingestion, there have been no reports of A. salmonicida bacteremia from water consumption. We report the first case of A. salmonicida bacteremia in a patient with diabetes due to chronic consumption of well water.
Moore, Christine Ann; Khalid, Muhammad F.; Patel, Parasbhai D.; and Goldstein, Jack S.. 2017. Aeromonas Salmonicida Bacteremia Associated With Chronic Well Water Consumption in a Patient With Diabetes. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases. Vol.9(2). 82-84. https://doi.org/10.4103/jgid.jgid_147_16 ISSN: 0974-777X