Plesiomonas enteric infections in the United States.

  title={Plesiomonas enteric infections in the United States.},
  author={Scott Holmberg and ipke. wachsmuth and F W Hickman-Brenner and Paul A Blake and Jim J Farmer},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={105 5},
Thirty-one persons nationwide from whom Plesiomonas shigelloides was isolated in large numbers from stool in 1984 were compared with 62 matched control subjects. Infection with P. shigelloides was strongly associated with eating uncooked shellfish, usually raw oysters, in the 48 hours before the onset of illness (p less than 0.00001) and with foreign travel (p less than 0.00006), usually to Mexico. Most ill persons had self-limited diarrhea with blood and mucus in stool and other clinical… CONTINUE READING

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