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March 12, 1973

Herbicola lathyri Septicemia, Myoglobinuria, and Acute Renal Failure

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Durham (NC) Veterans Hospital. Dr. Soule is now with the Medical Center Hospital, Burlington, Vt, and Dr. Cunningham is now with Brooke Army Hospital, San Antonio, Tex.

JAMA. 1973;223(11):1265-1266. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220110043011

A man with coronary artery disease developed septicemia due to Herbicola lathyri while receiving commercially prepared intravenous fluids. The unusual complications of severe myalgias, extraordinarily high creatine phosphokinase levels in the blood, transient hypotension, myoglobinuria, and acute renal failure were temporally associated with the septicemia.