Non-O1, non-O139 Vibrio cholerae sepsis in a patient with nephrotic syndrome

N. George, F. Fredrick, A. Mohapatra, B. Veeraraghavan, S. T. Kakde, A. T. Valson, G. Basu

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Abstract

Non-O1, non-O139 Vibrio cholerae is an encapsulated bacterium, ubiquitous in the marine environment and generally considered to be non-pathogenic. However, it is known to cause diarrheal illness, wound infection, and bacteremia in immunocompromised hosts. Here we have describe non-O1, non-O139 V. cholerae sepsis in a patient with nephrotic syndrome following exposure to sea-water. Interestingly, the exposure occurred remotely 4 months prior to the onset of nephrotic syndrome. The occurrence of florid sepsis after a prolonged interval from the time of exposure is peculiar and raises the possibility of an association between occult Vibrio sepsis and nephrotic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-380
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Nephrology
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Immunocompromised
  • nephrotic syndrome
  • non-O1
  • non-O139
  • sepsis
  • vibrio cholera

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