Non-O1, non-O139 Vibrio cholerae bacteraemia in a cirrhotic patient - Institut Pasteur Access content directly
Journal Articles Journal of Medical Microbiology Year : 2010

Non-O1, non-O139 Vibrio cholerae bacteraemia in a cirrhotic patient

Abstract

Vibrio cholerae serogroups O1 or O139 are the aetiological agents of cholera. The pathogenicity of non-O1, non-O139 V. cholerae is less well known. These worldwide bacteria are responsible for gastrointestinal infections or, more rarely, bacteraemia in patients with an underlying disease, leading to life-threatening complications. We report a case of non-O1, non-O139 V. cholerae bacteraemia due to a haemolytic strain in a cirrhotic patient. Early antibiotherapy allowed a good outcome. The aim of this case report is to underline the virulence of non-choleragenic Vibrio strains, possibly linked to haemolysin production, and the potential danger of consuming undercooked seafood or exposing wounds to sea water in cirrhotic patients.

Dates and versions

pasteur-01136383 , version 1 (27-03-2015)

Identifiers

Cite

O Petsaris, J B Nousbaum, M L Quilici, G Le Coadou, C Payan, et al.. Non-O1, non-O139 Vibrio cholerae bacteraemia in a cirrhotic patient. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2010, 59 (10), pp.1260-2. ⟨10.1099/jmm.0.021014-0⟩. ⟨pasteur-01136383⟩

Collections

PASTEUR UNIV-BREST
50 View
0 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Mastodon Facebook X LinkedIn More