June 14, 1985

Plesiomonas shigelloides—Associated Diarrhea

Author Affiliations

From the Medical (Drs Reinhardt and George), Pathology (Dr George), and Research (Drs Reinhardt and George) Services, Veterans Administration Wadsworth Medical Center; and the Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine (Drs Reinhardt and George), Los Angeles.

JAMA. 1985;253(22):3294-3295. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03350460094029

Plesiomonas shigelloides was thought to be the cause of diarrhea in six patients seen in Los Angeles. Although this organism is considered to be a cause of diarrhea in the Orient, it has infrequently been noted to be associated with diarrhea in North America.

(JAMA 1985;253:3294-3295)