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Volume 49, Number 2, April 2016

Urinary tract infection due to NonO1 Vibrio cholerae 

Yen-Ting Chen, Hung-Jen Tang, Chien-Ming Chao


Corresponding author:

Corresponding author. Chien-Ming Chao, No. 201, Taikang, Taikang Village, Liuying Distriction, Tainan City 736, Taiwan. 


Background and purpose: 

In Southern Taiwan, the average incidence of Vibrio bacteremia is 38 cases per 1,000,000 inhabitants.1 Among Vibrio species, Vibrio cholerae is a common pathogen. However, urinary tract infection caused by V. cholerae has only rarely been described.2 Here we present an unusual type of V. cholerae infection — genitourinary tract infection in an immunocompromised child.