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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 489-491

First report of Vibrio cholerae O9, novel st520, isolated from a child with bacteraemia-associated sepsis

1 Department of Microbiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Cochin, Kerala, India
2 Cholera and Biofilm Research Laboratory, Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Cochin, Kerala, India

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Dr. Anil Kumar
Department of Microbiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham, Cochin - 682 041, Kerala
Dr. Sabu Thomas
Cholera and Biofilm Research Lab, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Poojappura, Thycaud P.O, Trivandrum - 695 014, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmm.IJMM_20_283

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Vibrios have been identified to cause extra-intestinal complications apart from the occasional cholera-like diarrhoeal outbreaks. The non-O1/O139 Vibrio cholerae strains are ubiquitous in environmental water bodies and hence pose a threat to people even without obvious risk factors. We describe a case of sepsis in a child with spinal dysraphism caused by a V. cholerae O9 strain belonging to a novel sequence type (ST520). The present case highlights the need of considering V. cholerae non-O1/O139 as one of the pathogens while dealing with sepsis cases, and also, the study expounds the importance of proper characterisation of the pathogen for an effective treatment.


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