Aeromonas infection

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Aeromonas infection
Multiple lesions of septic embolism on arm and old wound from fish bone on ridge of hand (A. hydrophila septicaemia can be caused by minor skin trauma from freshwater fish)

Aeromonas infections include skin infections such as cellulitis, pustules, and furuncles.[1]: 279  Aeromonas species can also cause gastroenteritis.[2][3]

Aeromonas infections can sometimes be spread by leech bites.[4]

See also


  1. James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. Abuhammour, W.; Hasan, R.A.; Rogers, D. (2006). "Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Aeromonas hydrophilia in an immunocompetent child". Pediatr Emerg Care. 22 (1): 48–51. doi:10.1097/01.pec.0000195755.66705.f8. PMID 16418613.
  3. Minnaganti, V.R.; Patel, P.J.; Iancu, D.; Schoch, P.E. (2000). "Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Aeromonas hydrophila". Heart Lung. 29 (4): 306–8. doi:10.1067/mhl.2000.106723. PMID 10900069.
  4. Maetz, Benjamin; Abbou, Ralph; Andreoletti, Jean Baptiste; Bruant-Rodier, Catherine (2012). "Infections following the application of leeches: two case reports and review of the literature". Journal of Medical Case Reports. 6: 364. doi:10.1186/1752-1947-6-364. PMC 3545892. PMID 23098279.