[The cholera syndrome - pathogenesis and pathogens (author's transl)].

  • Hardy Müller
  • Published 1976 in MMW, Munchener medizinische Wochenschrift


The same pathomechanism underlies both classical cholera and the enteritides due to nonagglutinating (NAG) vibrios and a few types of E. coli. A heat-labile enterotoxin activates the adenocyclase. This stimulates the cells of the small intestine to secrete ions and water, the immune reaction in the intestine is retarded and the production of gastric juice… (More)