The fortuitous diagnosis of cholera in a two-year-old girl

Jeremy D. Gradon, Larry I. Lutwick, Roomi Chavda, Michael Levi

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We are reporting the fortuitous diagnosis of a case of cholera and the unusual failure of the commercial bacteriologic media that led to the unexpected isolation of Vibrio cholerae. itThe case demonstrates the need for communication between the medical staff and laboratory personnel when an uncommon disease, such as cholera, is suspected. This case also alerts the clinician to the possibility of multiple enteric pathogens coinfecting a traveller.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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