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Am J Gastroenterol. 1996 Oct;91(10):2241-2.

Vibrio cholerae 01 isolated in the gallbladder of a patient presenting with cholecystitis.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York, USA.

Abstract

Cholera is a topical infection of the intestinal tract and rarely causes extraintestinal disease. The gallbladder has been proposed to be the reservoir of this organism. We present a patient from Bolivia who developed symptoms of acute cholecystitis and whose bile culture grew Vibrio cholerae 01 El tor.

PMID:
8855762
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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