Korean J Clin Pathol.  1997 Apr;17(2):308-312.

Two Cases of Diarrheal Disease Caused by Plesiomonas shigelloides

Abstract

Plesiomonas shigelloides is known to cause diarrhea in human. It is a facultatively anaerobic gram-negative rod belonging to the family Vibrionaceae. We isolated P. shigelloides from two patients with diarrhea, a 62-year-old woman with steroid therapy and a 4-year-old boy with no predisposing factor. The organisms were isolated on enteric agars as a nonlactose fermenter and were identified by oxidase, indole, and other biochemical characteristics. The isolates were susceptible to commonly used antimicrobial agents with the exception of ampicillin. P. shigelloides infection is rarely reported in our country, but appears to be a significant cause of diarrhea that responds to antimicrobial therapy. Therefore we suggest the need for correctly identifying P. shigelloides.


MeSH Terms

Agar
Ampicillin
Anti-Infective Agents
Causality
Child, Preschool
Diarrhea
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Oxidoreductases
Plesiomonas*
Vibrionaceae
Agar
Ampicillin
Anti-Infective Agents
Oxidoreductases
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