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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 172-175

Shewanella algae in acute gastroenteritis


1 Department of Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Regional Medical Research Centre (Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Health Research, Govt. of India), Nehru Nagar, Belgaum; KLE University, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Regional Medical Research Centre (Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Health Research, Govt. of India), Nehru Nagar, Belgaum, India
3 Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Government Medical College, Hubli, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
S Roy
Department of Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Regional Medical Research Centre (Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Health Research, Govt. of India), Nehru Nagar, Belgaum
India
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Source of Support: The study was supported by the Intramural funds of Indian Council of Medical Research and of Dept. of Medical Education, Govt. of Karnataka, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.148442

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Shewanella algae is an emerging bacteria rarely implicated as a human pathogen. Previously reported cases of S. algae have mainly been associated with direct contact with seawater. Here we report the isolation of S. algae as the sole etiological agent from a patient suffering from acute gastroenteritis with bloody diarrhoea. The bacterium was identified by automated identification system and 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Our report highlights the importance of looking for the relatively rare aetiological agents in clinical samples that does not yield common pathogens. It also underscores the usefulness of automated systems in identification of rare pathogens.






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