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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 698746, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/698746
Case Report

Nontoxigenic Vibrio cholerae Septicemia in an Immunocompromised Patient

1Cadham Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
2Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
3Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
4National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3E 3R2

Received 11 May 2012; Accepted 20 June 2012

Academic Editors: F. Mansour-Ghanaei and T. Shibata

Copyright © 2012 Kamran Kadkhoda et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report a recent case of non-O1, non-O139, nontoxigenic Vibrio cholerae septicemia in a post-liver-transplant immunocompromised patient associated with prior seafood consumption. Non-O1, non-O139 V. cholerae strains have been reported in several cases of extraintestinal infections and seem to be emerging infectious agents especially in patients with immunocompromising conditions.