Author(s): Restrepo D, Huprikar SS, VanHorn K, Bottone EJ
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Abstract Vibrio cholerae are Gram-negative bacteria capable of producing serious infections. They are differentiated into O1 and non-O1 serogroups, depending on their ability to agglutinate with specific antiserum. In contrast to non-O1 V. cholerae, which are more prone to invading the bloodstream, V. cholerae O1 is rarely the cause of bacteremia. We describe 2 cases of O and non-O1 V. cholerae bacteremia in patients with hepatitis C virus cirrhosis. We postulate that the hemolytic properties of the isolates contributed to their virulence in immunocompromised hosts.
This article was published in Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
and referenced in International Journal of Inflammation, Cancer and Integrative Therapy