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October 1977

Cholera-like Diarrhea in Canada: Report of a Case Associated With Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and a Toxin-Producing Aeromonas hydrophila

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba and the Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Canada.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(10):1461-1464. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630220091021

A 67-year-old Indian patient was admitted with an acute cholera-like illness. Toxigenic Escherichia coli producing both heat-stable and heat-labile enterotoxins grew from cultures of feces. In addition, an Aeromonas hydrophila producing a cytotoxic toxin was also isolated from this patient's feces. The unusual severity of this patient's illness may have resulted from coinfection with these two toxigenic organisms, although any role of the toxin produced by A hydrophila is speculative.

(Arch Intern Med 137:1461-1464, 1977)

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