A new variant of food poisoning: enteroinvasive Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli sepsis from a contaminated hamburger.

Title

A new variant of food poisoning: enteroinvasive Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli sepsis from a contaminated hamburger.

Creator

Sabota J M; Hoppes W L; Ziegler J R; DuPont H; Mathewson J; Rutecki G W

Publisher

The American journal of gastroenterology

Date

1998
1998-01

Description

For the first time, we report Klebsiella pneumoniae as an enteroinvasive food-borne pathogen transmitted from a hamburger. A 28-year-old previously healthy African-American male ingested a portion of a hamburger from a fast food chain. Symptoms of gastroenteritis rapidly deteriorated to multiorgan failure. Blood and hamburger cultures grew Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Since Klebsiella had not previously been reported as enteroinvasive, the isolates were compared. Full biochemical profiles, antimicrobial sensitivity, plasmid profile, and toxin assay by DNA hybridization probe were completely concordant. The patient survived the episode of food-borne sepsis. Deliberate or inadvertent employee contamination of food products with feces may be a potential source of life-threatening food-borne illness.

Subject

*Klebsiella pneumoniae/isolation & purification; Adult; Blood/microbiology; Escherichia coli Infections/*etiology; Escherichia coli/isolation & purification; Foodborne Diseases/*microbiology; Gastroenteritis/etiology; Humans; Klebsiella Infections/*etiology; Male; Meat/microbiology/*poisoning; Multiple Organ Failure/etiology; Sepsis/*etiology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

118–119

Issue

1

Volume

93

Citation

Sabota J M; Hoppes W L; Ziegler J R; DuPont H; Mathewson J; Rutecki G W, “A new variant of food poisoning: enteroinvasive Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli sepsis from a contaminated hamburger.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4479.

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