Near-drowning-associated Aeromonas pneumonia

Peter T. Ender, Matthew J. Dolan, Donna Dolan, J. Christopher Farmer, Gregory P. Melcher

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Abstract

Aeromonas is increasingly recognized an a human pathogen that causes a variety of different infections. Aeromonas has rarely been reported as a cause of respiratory infection, and it has been described in near-drowning- associated pneumonia. This article reviews a case of Aeromonas sobria pneumonia associated with a near drowning and considers the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of 10 previously reported cases. Nearly all of the cases involved young healthy men, a rapid development of pneumonia and sepsis after a brief stable period postimmersion, and bilateral infiltrates on chest radiography. A very high rate of positive blood cultures and mortality was also noted. The epidemiological and clinical data in this review may be helpful to the clinician caring for near-drowning victims. Although prophylactic antibiotics are not recommended for neardrowning victims, broad-spectrum antibiotics should be rapidly instituted with any evidence of infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-741
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Mortality

Keywords

  • Aeromonas
  • aspiration
  • immersion
  • near drowning
  • pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Ender, P. T., Dolan, M. J., Dolan, D., Farmer, J. C., & Melcher, G. P. (1996). Near-drowning-associated Aeromonas pneumonia. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 14(6), 737-741. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0736-4679(96)00183-7

Near-drowning-associated Aeromonas pneumonia. / Ender, Peter T.; Dolan, Matthew J.; Dolan, Donna; Farmer, J. Christopher; Melcher, Gregory P.

In: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 6, 11.1996, p. 737-741.

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Ender, PT, Dolan, MJ, Dolan, D, Farmer, JC & Melcher, GP 1996, 'Near-drowning-associated Aeromonas pneumonia', Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 737-741. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0736-4679(96)00183-7
Ender PT, Dolan MJ, Dolan D, Farmer JC, Melcher GP. Near-drowning-associated Aeromonas pneumonia. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1996 Nov;14(6):737-741. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0736-4679(96)00183-7
Ender, Peter T. ; Dolan, Matthew J. ; Dolan, Donna ; Farmer, J. Christopher ; Melcher, Gregory P. / Near-drowning-associated Aeromonas pneumonia. In: Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1996 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 737-741.
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