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Article: Association of Laribacter hongkongensis in community-acquired gastroenteritis with travel and eating fish: A multicentre case-control study

TitleAssociation of Laribacter hongkongensis in community-acquired gastroenteritis with travel and eating fish: A multicentre case-control study
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Issue Date2004
PublisherThe Lancet Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/lancet
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Lancet, 2004, v. 363 n. 9425, p. 1941-1947 How to Cite?
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Background Laribacter hongkongensis has been recovered from several patients with gastroenteritis. However, the causative role of this organism in human gastroenteritis is still unproven, and sources of the bacterium are unknown. We undertook a multicentre case-control study to investigate the association of L hongkongensis with gastroenteritis. Methods Faecal samples from patients with community-acquired gastroenteritis and controls were cultured for L hongkongensis. Targeted food surveillance was done to identify potential sources of this bacterium. All isolates of this organism from patients and food items were characterised by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and ribotyping. Findings During a 4-month period, L hongkongensis was recovered from 17 of 3788 patients with community-acquired gastroenteritis, but was absent in 1894 controls (p=0·001). Those who were culture-positive for this bacterium had a recent history of travel (ten [59%] patients vs two [6%] of 34 matched controls, p<0·0001), of fish consumption (16 [94%] vs 19 [56%], p=0·009), and of eating minced freshwater fish meat (five [29%] vs one [3%], p=0·012). We recovered 25 L hongkongensis isolates from intestinal samples of freshwater fish and two from minced freshwater fish meat. Bacteria with the same pulsed-field gel electrophoretic pattern and ribotype were recovered from one patient and a sample of minced freshwater fish meat, which was from the same retail market recently visited by the patient. We did not see this particular combination of electrophoretic pattern and ribotype in any other isolates. Interpretation L hongkongensis is associated with community-acquired gastroenteritis and traveller's diarrhoea. However, its causative role has not been shown. Freshwater fish is one source of this bacterium.
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dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, SKPen_US
dc.contributor.authorTeng, JLLen_US
dc.contributor.authorQue, TLen_US
dc.contributor.authorYung, RWHen_US
dc.contributor.authorLuk, WKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLai, RWMen_US
dc.contributor.authorHui, WTen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, SSYen_US
dc.contributor.authorYau, HHen_US
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:49:53Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:49:53Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationLancet, 2004, v. 363 n. 9425, p. 1941-1947en_US
dc.identifier.issn0140-6736en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/157430-
dc.description.abstractBackground Laribacter hongkongensis has been recovered from several patients with gastroenteritis. However, the causative role of this organism in human gastroenteritis is still unproven, and sources of the bacterium are unknown. We undertook a multicentre case-control study to investigate the association of L hongkongensis with gastroenteritis. Methods Faecal samples from patients with community-acquired gastroenteritis and controls were cultured for L hongkongensis. Targeted food surveillance was done to identify potential sources of this bacterium. All isolates of this organism from patients and food items were characterised by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and ribotyping. Findings During a 4-month period, L hongkongensis was recovered from 17 of 3788 patients with community-acquired gastroenteritis, but was absent in 1894 controls (p=0·001). Those who were culture-positive for this bacterium had a recent history of travel (ten [59%] patients vs two [6%] of 34 matched controls, p<0·0001), of fish consumption (16 [94%] vs 19 [56%], p=0·009), and of eating minced freshwater fish meat (five [29%] vs one [3%], p=0·012). We recovered 25 L hongkongensis isolates from intestinal samples of freshwater fish and two from minced freshwater fish meat. Bacteria with the same pulsed-field gel electrophoretic pattern and ribotype were recovered from one patient and a sample of minced freshwater fish meat, which was from the same retail market recently visited by the patient. We did not see this particular combination of electrophoretic pattern and ribotype in any other isolates. Interpretation L hongkongensis is associated with community-acquired gastroenteritis and traveller's diarrhoea. However, its causative role has not been shown. Freshwater fish is one source of this bacterium.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe Lancet Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/lanceten_US
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshCommunity-Acquired Infections - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDiarrhea - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshElectrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Fielden_US
dc.subject.meshFeces - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFishes - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFood Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshGastroenteritis - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInfanten_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshNeisseriaceae - Classification - Genetics - Isolation & Purificationen_US
dc.subject.meshNeisseriaceae Infections - Microbiology - Transmissionen_US
dc.subject.meshRna, Bacterial - Geneticsen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSequence Analysis, Rnaen_US
dc.subject.meshTravelen_US
dc.titleAssociation of Laribacter hongkongensis in community-acquired gastroenteritis with travel and eating fish: A multicentre case-control studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0140-6736(04)16407-6en_US
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dc.identifier.volume363en_US
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