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Volume 9, Number 5—May 2003


Aeromonas spp. and Traveler’s Diarrhea: Clinical Features and Antimicrobial Resistance

Jordi Vila*Comments to Author , Joaquin Ruiz*, Francisco Gallardo*, Martha Vargas*, Lara Soler†, Maria José Figueras†, and Joaquin Gascon‡
Author affiliations: *Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain; †Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain; ‡Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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Table 2

Clinical features of patients with traveler’s diarrhea associated with Aeromonas spp.

No. of patients with symptoms/total patients (n=18)
Sign or symptom A. veronii biotype sobria A. caviae Overalla
Watery diarrhea 9/9 7/7 16/18
Abdominal cramps 6/9 3/7 10/18
Persistent diarrhea 3/9 5/7 9/18
Fever 6/9 3/7 10/18
Nausea, vomiting, or both 2/9 0/7 3/18
Gross blood in stools 1b/9 0/7 1/18

aAlso includes A. hydrophila and A. jandai.
bIn this patient, a Shigella sonnei strain was also isolated.

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