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Fatal bacteremia due to immotile Vibrio cholerae serogroup O21 in Vientiane, Laos - a case report

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BACKGROUND: Human infections with non-O1, non-O139 V. cholerae have been described from Laos. Elsewhere, non cholera-toxin producing, non-O1, non-O139 V. cholerae have been described from blood cultures and ascitic fluid, although they are exceedingly rare isolates. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a farmer who died with Vibrio cholerae O21 bacteremia and peritonitis in Vientiane, Laos, after eating partially cooked apple snails (Pomacea canaliculata) and mussels (Ligumia species). The cultured...

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10.1186/1476-0711-7-10

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Phetsouvanh, R More by this author
Nakatsu, M More by this author
Arakawa, E More by this author
Vongsouvath, M More by this author
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Moore, CE
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Newton, PN
Journal:
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials Journal website
Volume:
7
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1
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Article: 10
Publication date:
2008
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1476-0711
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1476-0711
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uuid:30b5245d-7e52-4270-bfdf-45e6e2c71ea8
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7861
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pubs:7861

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