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Volume 18, Number 11—November 2012

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Vibrio fluvialis in Patients with Diarrhea, Kolkata, India

Goutam Chowdhury, Gururaja P. Pazhani, Devarati Dutta, Sucharita Guin, Sanjucta Dutta, Santanu Ghosh, Hidemasa Izumiya, Masahiro Asakura, Shinji Yamasaki, Yoshifumi Takeda, Eiji Arakawa, Haruo Watanabe, Asish K. Mukhopadhyay, Mihir K. Bhattacharya, K. Rajendran, Gopinath Balakrish Nair, and Thandavarayan RamamurthyComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India (G. Chowdhury, G.P. Pazhani, D. Dutta, S. Guin, S. Dutta, S. Ghosh, A.K. Mukhopadhyay, M.K. Bhattacharya, K. Rajendran, G. Nair, T. Ramamurthy); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (H. Izumiya, E. Arakawa, H. Watanabe); Osaka Prefecture University Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Osaka, Japan (M. Asakura, S. Yamasaki); and National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases Collaborative Research Center of Okayama University for Infectious Diseases in India, Kolkata (Y. Takeda).

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Table 2

Clinical features of Vibrio fluvialis–infected patients with diarrhea, Kolkata, India, 2002–2009

Clinical feature No. (%) patients
Sole infection Mixed infection
Type of diarrhea

Watery

36 (86) 72 (81)

Bloody mucus, loose

7 (16) 16 (19)
Dehydration status

Severe

12 (28) 14 (16)

Some or rare

31 (72) 74 (84)
Fever

Yes

4 (9) 9 (10)

No

39 (91) 79 (90)
Abdominal pain

Yes

5 (12) 11 (12)

No

38 (88) 77 (88)
Age

>5 y

30 (70) 66 (75)

<5 y

13 (30) 22 (25)
Sex

M

23 (53) 58 (66)

F

20 (47) 30 (34)

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