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Article
September 1974

Sickle Hemoglobinopathy and Edwardsiella tarda Meningitis

Author Affiliations

From the departments of medicine (Drs. Sachs and Pacin) and pathology (Dr. Counts), University of Miami School of Medicine and the Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(3):387-388. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110280117018
Abstract

In a recent review of human infection with Edwardsiella tarda, clinical similarities of disease caused by this organism and by Salmonella were described. The association of salmonellosis with sickle cell anemia and with other hemoglobinopathies has been well established. In this report we describe a serious E tarda infection in a patient with sickle C hemoglobinopathy. This observation further attests to the similarity of infections caused by these two closely related enteric pathogens.

Our patient represents the third reported case of E tarda meningitis, and the first, to our knowledge, to have survived.

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