Pyomyositis and hepatic abscess in association with aeromonas hydrophila sepsis

Robert A. Kratzke, Douglas T. Golenbock

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This report describes a patient with chronic liver disease in whom Aeromonas hydrophila sepsis developed following ingestion of fresh lake water. A hepatic abscess and bilateral calf pyomyositis, an extremely rare and previously fatal complication of A. hydrophila septicemia, subsequently developed. The patient recovered following bilateral fasciotomies and systemic antibiotic therapy with gentamicin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. No previous survivors of A. hydrophila pyomyositis secondary to metastatic infection have been described. A discussion of these rare sequelae of A. hydrophila septicemia and their effective management is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1987


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