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A case of Simultaneous Isolation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio alginolyticus

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2000 December Volume 3, Issue 2, pages 147-150.

A case of Simultaneous Isolation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio alginolyticus

Ji Soo Kim, M.D., Soo Yeon Park, M.D., Yeoung Chul Kil, M.T., Hee Joo Lee, M.D., and Jin Tae Suh, M.D.

Department of Clinical Pathology, College of Medicine, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

V. parahaemolyticus or V. alginolyticus infections are usually associated with consumption of raw or undercooked shellfish, contaminated food, and exposure of wounds to warm seawater. V. parahaemolyticus causes gastroenteritis (the most common syndrome), wound infections, and septicemia. V. alginolyticus occasionally causes extraintestinal infections in humans. So far, the authors have not found the report of V. parahaemolyticus and V. alginolyticus isolation from a patient. So, we report a case of concurrent isolation of V. parahaemolyticus and V. alginolyticus from a patient who had a history of intestinal diarrhea and vomiting. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2000;3:147-150)

Keywords

V. parahaemolyticus, V. alginolyticus, stool culture