Fatal bacteremia due to immotile Vibrio cholerae serogroup O21 in Vientiane, Laos – a case report

@article{Phetsouvanh2007FatalBD,
  title={Fatal bacteremia due to immotile Vibrio cholerae serogroup O21 in Vientiane, Laos – a case report},
  author={Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh and Masami Nakatsu and Eiji Arakawa and Viengmone Davong and Manivanh Vongsouvath and Olay Lattana and Catrin E Moore and Satoshi Nakamura and Paul N Newton},
  journal={Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
BackgroundHuman infections with non-O1, non-O139 V. cholerae have been described from Laos. Elsewhere, non cholera-toxin producing, non-O1, non-O139 V. cholerae have been described from blood cultures and ascitic fluid, although they are exceedingly rare isolates.Case presentationWe describe a farmer who died with Vibrio cholerae O21 bacteremia and peritonitis in Vientiane, Laos, after eating partially cooked apple snails (Pomacea canaliculata) and mussels (Ligumia species). The cultured V… CONTINUE READING

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