Shewanella dysentery in a patient with underlying malignancy.


Shewanella spp is a facultatively anaerobic, motile, gramnegative bacillus and can be found throughout the world mainly in marine environments and soil. It is a rare pathogen in human and infection by it is usually associated with underlying severe morbidities. We report a case of a 69- years old woman who presented with Shewanella putrefaciens dysentery and who was subsequently found to have underlying malignancy.

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@article{Jeffery2014ShewanellaDI, title={Shewanella dysentery in a patient with underlying malignancy.}, author={Stephen Jeffery}, journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia}, year={2014}, volume={69 6}, pages={284-5} }