Isolation of Aeromonas salmonicida from Human Blood Sample: A Case Report 139-140
Dr. Rachna Tewari,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology,
Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (HIMSR), New Delhi, India.
Phone: 9311065999, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aeromonas salmonicida belonging to the genus Aeromonas, is a common pathogen that causes furunculosis and septicaemia in variety of fishes. It infects cold blooded vertebrates living at low temperatures mainly salmonid fish hence named salmonicida. Untill recently Aeromanas salmonicida is considered to be a fish pathogen. A. salmonicida is considered to be non-pathogenic for humans as it cannot grow at 37º C. “However, In our laboratory culture plates and broths were incubated twice at 370 C and each time same type of colonies were isolated which were identified as A. samonicida by Vitek 2 compact system bioMerieux, Inc. (Durham,N.C)”. By far no report has been received regarding its isolation from humans biological sample.Here we present the first report of A. salmonicida isolated from the human blood.