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A Case of Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 Gastroenteritis

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2002 December Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 139-142.

A Case of Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 Gastroenteritis

Key Earn Lee, and Ji-Hyun Cho

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Wonkwang University, College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea

Abstract

Vibrio cholerae is an autochthonous inhabitant of estuarine and seawater environment and is a facultative pathogen for humans. V. cholerae non-O1/non-O139 strains are associated with gastroenteritis, septicemia and/or extraintestinal infections. But the reported cases of gastroenteritis by non-O1/non-O139 serotype, are rare in Korea. The authors isolated V. cholerae non-O1/nonO139 strain from a stool of a 67 year-old-woman who had suffered from diabetes, hypertension and Alzheimer disease and analyzed presence of toxin genes by multiplex PCR method. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2002;5:139-142)

Keywords

Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139, Gastroenteritis, Genotype, PCR