October 1983

Aeromonas hydrophila Myonecrosis and Gas Gangrene in a Nonimmunocompromised Host

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Emergency Services (Drs Heckerling and Stine) and Infectious Diseases (Drs Pottage, Levin, and Harris), Department of Medicine, Rush—Presbyterian—St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(10):2005-2007. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350100189036

Aeromonas hydrophila myonecrosis with gas gangrene and bacteremia developed in an elderly patient after minor trauma from a fishbone. Despite aggressive medical and surgical therapy, she experienced a rapidly fatal outcome. Literature on Aeromonas muscle infection is reviewed and implications for therapy are discussed.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:2005-2007)