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October 1987

Seafood Shucking as an Etiology for Aeromonas hydrophila Infection

Author Affiliations

USNR-R; LCDR Ira G. Knepp, MC, USN

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Jacksonville (Fla) Naval Hospital (Drs Flynn and Knepp), and the Humana Hospital, Orange Park, Fla (Dr Flynn).

Arch Intern Med. 1987;147(10):1816-1817. doi:10.1001/archinte.1987.00370100130021

Aeromonas hydrophila has been increasingly documented as a hardy organism responsible for severe infection in the compromised host. This case report illustrates how A hydrophila may survive prolonged freezing and how seafood shucking may cause sepsis. This report serves as a caution to the immunocompromised seafood lover.

(Arch Intern Med 1987;147:1816-1817)