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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|State||Published - Feb 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases