Non-O1, non-O139 Vibrio cholerae bacteremia in an urban academic medical center in the United States

John Shanley, Amjad Kanj, Said El Zein, Hussam Tabaja, Brett Trzcinski, Julian Horman, Hossein Salimnia, Marilynn Fairfax, Manmeet Singh*

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Abstract

Non-O1, non-O139 Vibrio cholerae (NOVC) are genetically diverse strains that are generally non-pathogenic in healthy hosts. In immunocompromised patients or those with liver disease, NOVC have been shown to cause gastroenteritis, wound infections or sepsis and are often associated with high mortality rates. We report a case of a patient with liver cirrhosis and chronic venous insufficiency who was found to have NOVC bacteremia. The patient had recently visited Florida, USA but had no seafood consumption or exposure to aquatic environments. The patient was managed with antimicrobials, with a favorable outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00527
JournalIDCases
Volume15
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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