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An unusual case of gluteal abscess in immune-competent patient caused by edwardsiella tarda.

Authors:Ranu Soni, Prerna Aggarwal,Gursimran kaur Mohi, Bhawna Sharma, Nisha Goyal
Int J Biol Med Res. 2018; 9(4): 6556-6558  |  PDF File


Aims; Genus Edwardsiella possesses the solitary species, perceived as pathogenic to humans i.e. Edwardsiella tarda. Gastroenteritis is the primary manifestation caused by E. tarda but sporadically, extra-intestinal infections also have been reported. Methods; Here we report a case of gluteal abscess caused by E. tarda. Result & Conclusions ; Human seems to be infected with Edwardsiella through ingestion or inoculation into a wound. The possibilities of this isolate as a potential causative agent of extra-intestinal infections needs to be studied.