Infection with so-called non-cholera vibrios

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Vibrio parahaemolyticus - electron microscope image

Vibrio parahaemolyticus [edit | edit source]

It is a halophilic (needs minimal sodium chloride to grow) invasive microbe, it produces endotoxin. It occurs in areas of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans for which these infections are typical. The source of the infection is seafood, but the infectious dose is quite high. Watery diarrhea and convulsive abdominal pain are characteristic.

Vibrio vulnificus [edit | edit source]

It is also found in seawater and can contaminate surface wounds. The same infection occurs after eating marine animals at cirrhotic.

Vibrio alginolyticus [edit | edit source]

May cause mesotitis or ear canal inflammation.

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  • LOBOVSKÁ, Alena. Infekční nemoci. 1. vydání. Praha : Karolinum, 2001. 263 s. ISBN 80-246-0116-8.
  • BENEŠ, Jiří. Infekční lékařství. 1. vydání. Praha 5 : Galén, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7262-644-1.