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A Case of Vibrio cholerae non-O1/O139 Peritonitis

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2000 December Volume 3, Issue 2, pages 142-146.

A Case of Vibrio cholerae non-O1/O139 Peritonitis

Do Sim Park, M.D., Young Jin Lee, M.D., Shin Moo Kim*, and Ji Hyun Cho, M.D.

Department of Clinical Pathology, Wonkwang University School of Medicine and Wonkwang Health Science College* Iksan, Korea


Vibrio cholerae strain other than O1 and O139 (Vibrio cholerae non-O1/O139) are associated with sporadic diarrhea and have often been reported in association with extraintestinal infections. We report a case of peritonitis by V. cholerae non-O1/O139 in 43-year-old male who was diagnosed cirrhosis. He was complained of abdominal distension and fever without history of consumption of raw sea food and exposure to sea water. Gram negative bacilli were cultured from his peritoneal fluid and identified as V. cholerae sero group O14. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2000;3:142-146)


Vibrio cholerae non-O1/O139, Peritonitis, Peritoneal fluid