Infections caused by non-cholera vibrios

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Vibrio parahaemolyticus - electron microscope image

Vibrio parahaemolyticus [edit | edit source]

It is a halophilic (needs sodium chloride to grow) invasive microbe and it produces an endotoxin. It occurs in areas of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. 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. Infection can occur after eating marine animals contaminated with the microbe in cirrhotic patients.

Vibrio alginolyticus [edit | edit source]

May cause otitis media or inflammation of the ear canal.

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  • DOSTÁL, V, et al. Infektologie. 1. vydání. Praha : Karolinum, 2004. 338 s. s. 171. ISBN 80-246-0749-2.
  • 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.