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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 9363707, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9363707
Case Report

Plesiomonas shigelloides: An Unusual Cause of Septic Abortion

1Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal-Hôpital Saint-Luc, Montreal, QC, Canada
2Department of Microbiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
3Anatomical Pathology, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal-Hôpital Saint-Luc, Montreal, QC, Canada
4Department of Pathology and Cellular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
5Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal-Hôpital Saint-Luc, Montreal, QC, Canada
6Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada

Correspondence should be addressed to Patrice Savard; ac.cq.vuog.ssss@muhc.dravas.ecirtap

Received 4 December 2016; Revised 12 March 2017; Accepted 21 March 2017; Published 28 May 2017

Academic Editor: Arlene C. Sena

Copyright © 2017 Gilbert Cornut et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Plesiomonas shigelloides, the only oxidase-positive Enterobacteriaceae, is an inhabitant of freshwater and estuary ecosystems. We report the first possible case of Plesiomonas shigelloides-induced septic abortion. This 24-year-old female was successfully treated by dilatation and curettage as well as antimicrobial therapy.