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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001


Three Cases of Bacteremia Caused by Vibrio cholerae O1 in Blantyre, Malawi

Melita A. Gordon*‡, Amanda L. Walsh†, Sheryle R.K. Rogerson*, Kingsley C. Magomero*, Chipulwa E. Machili*, John E. Corkill‡, and C. Anthony Hart‡Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi;; †Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, Blantyre, Malawi;; ‡Royal Liverpool University Hospital, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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All reported cases of invasive disease caused by Vibrio cholerae O1, in chronological order

Age, sex Susceptibility Clinical features Outcome Ref
56 years female Autoimmune disease, achlorhydria Diarrhea, severe sepsis syndrome Survived after intensive therapy 3
6 days, male Neonate Diarrhea, afebrile, neutrophilia, uremia Died 4
8 months, female None Diarrhea, febrile, neutrophilia Survived with rehydration and antibiotics 5
6 years, female Chemotherapy Meningitis, blood culture negative Died 6
2 days, male Neonate No diarrhea Died TR
45 years, female None Diarrhea transiently bloody, afebrile Died TR
65 years,female None Diarrhea, neutrophilia, renal failure secondary to dehydration Died of renal failure after 2-3 weeks TR

TR = this report; see text.

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