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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 1 ( January-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Isolation of Plesiomonas shigelloides from a Case of Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Immunosuppressant Therapy

Rachana Kannambath, Subhashree Samantaray, Pazhanivel Mohan, Jharna Mandal

Keywords : Acute gastroenteritis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Plesiomonas shigelloides

Citation Information : Kannambath R, Samantaray S, Mohan P, Mandal J. Isolation of Plesiomonas shigelloides from a Case of Inflammatory Bowel Disease on Immunosuppressant Therapy. J Gastrointest Infect 2020; 10 (1):29-30.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10068-3035

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-12-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Plesiomonas shigelloides is a gram-negative, oxidase-positive facultative anaerobe, very rarely encountered in clinical samples. Here we report a case of infective relapse of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) caused by this organism in a patient on immunosuppressive therapy. Plesiomonas shigelloides is known to be a causative agent of acute gastroenteritis in patients with certain common risk factors which is absent in our case. Through this case report, we intend to discover the role of P. shigelloides as a causative agent of relapse of IBD.


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