Acute secretory travellers' diarrhoea caused by Vibrio cholerae non-01 which does not produce cholera-like or heat-stable enterotoxins.

S. K. Bhattacharya, M. K. Bhattacharya, T. Ramamurthy, A. Pal, P. K. Bag, T. Takeda, T. Shimada, P. Dutta, A. Debnath, S. Chakraborti

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Abstract

An Australian tourist suffering from severe acute watery diarrhoea and dehydration due to Vibrio cholerae non-01 was studied. The V. cholerae strain isolated from the patient belonged to serovar 05. The organism did not produce any of the conventional enterotoxins including cholera-toxin (CT) or heat-stable toxins (NAG-ST) that are known to be associated with intestinal secretion. This report suggests that toxin(s) other than CT-like or NAG-ST may be involved in the pathogenesis of diarrhoea by some V. cholerae non-01 strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of diarrhoeal diseases research
Volume10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Gastroenterology

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    Bhattacharya, S. K., Bhattacharya, M. K., Ramamurthy, T., Pal, A., Bag, P. K., Takeda, T., Shimada, T., Dutta, P., Debnath, A., & Chakraborti, S. (1992). Acute secretory travellers' diarrhoea caused by Vibrio cholerae non-01 which does not produce cholera-like or heat-stable enterotoxins. Journal of diarrhoeal diseases research, 10(3), 161-163.