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Two Cases of Vibrio fluvialis Bacteremia in Patients Undergoing Cancer Chemotherapy

Original article

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2007 October Volume 10, Issue 2, pages 164-167.


https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2007.10.2.164

Two Cases of Vibrio fluvialis Bacteremia in Patients Undergoing Cancer Chemotherapy

Eun-Mi Koh1,3, Chang Ki Kim1,3, Myungsook Kim3, Shin-Moo Kim4, Seung-Woo Park2, Hyun Cheol Chung2, Dongeun Yong1,3, Kyungwon Lee1,3, Yunsop Chong1,3
Departments of 1Laboratory Medicine and 2Internal Medicine, and 3Research Institute of Bacterial Resistance, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul; 4Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Wonkwang Health Science College, Iksan, Korea

Abstract

Vibrio fluvialis is a haplophilic gram-negative bacterium normally found in coastal water and seafood and causes gastroenteritis. There have been a few reports on V. fluvialis gastroenteritis in Korea, but no previous report of isolation from blood. We isolated V. fluvialis from the blood of two patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2007; 10:164-167)

Keywords

Vibrio fluvialis, Blood culture, Bacteremia