Aeromonas hydrophila soft-tissue infection as a complication of snake bite: report of three cases.

@article{Jorge1998AeromonasHS,
  title={Aeromonas hydrophila soft-tissue infection as a complication of snake bite: report of three cases.},
  author={Miguel Jorge and S{\'e}rgio de Andrade Nishioka and Ricardo Bezerra de Oliveira and Luciana Andrea Ribeiro and Patr{\'i}cia Verçoza de Castro Silveira},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={1998},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={213-7}
}
Aeromonas hydrophila soft-tissue infection has been associated with fish and reptile bites. There have bee three recent cases from Brazil of abscesses complicating snake bites in which A. hydrophila was isolated from the purulent exudates. One of the snakes responsible for the bites was a specimen of Bothrops moojeni, and the others were most probably also lance-headed vipers. These snakes have a local necrotizing, myotoxic, oedema-inducing venom that must have favoured the multiplication in… CONTINUE READING
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