O1 and non-O1 Vibrio cholerae bacteremia produced by hemolytic strains

Dalilah Restrepo, Shirish S. Huprikar, Kenneth VanHorn, Edward J. Bottone

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Hemolytic strains
  • Hepatitis C virus cirrhosis
  • O1 and non-O1 Vibrio cholerae bacteremia

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