Exacerbation of ulcerative colitis due to Edwardsiella tarda infection

  • Udaya Shankar
  • Gomathi Chitra
  • Jharna Mandal
  • Pazhanivel Mohan
  • Abdoul Hamide


Infectious gastroenteritis can lead to exacerbations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis, which warrants appropriate and timely control with the initiation of specific antibacterial therapy. Herein, we discuss a patient who had presented with an exacerbation of ulcerative colitis due to an infectious gastroenteritis caused by Edwardsiella tarda and had responded to the appropriate antibacterial therapy. This study outlines the importance of a culture of stool samples in all cases of IBD with acute exacerbations.

Keywords: Edwardsiella tarda, Gastroenteritis, Inflammatory bowel disease
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Shankar, U., Chitra, G., Mandal, J., Mohan, P., & Hamide, A. (2017). Exacerbation of ulcerative colitis due to Edwardsiella tarda infection. Eastern Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(3), 47. Retrieved from https://atharvapub.net/EJMS/article/view/265
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