Korean J Gastroenterol.  2011 Dec;58(6):350-352. 10.4166/kjg.2011.58.6.350.

A Case of Liver Abscess and Bacteremia Caused by Vibrio cholerae Non-O1

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Busan Medical Center, Busan, Korea. skylsh1@daum.net


Vibrio cholerae non-O1 have caused several well-studied food-borne outbreaks of gastroenteritis and also have been responsible for sporadic cases of otitis media, wound infection, and bacteremia. Few cases of liver abscess caused by Vibrio cholerae non-O1 have been reported. A 73-year-old man with underlying diabetes mellitus was admitted with nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia and febrile sensation. We identified Vibrio cholerae non-O1 in his blood cultures and multiple hepatic microabscess on abdominal computed tomography. He was treated with systemic antibiotics and fluid therapy, but died due to septic shock on sixth day. We report here, a case of liver abscess with bacteremia due to Vibrio cholerae non-O1 in a patient with diabetes mellitus.


Vibrio cholerae non-O1; Liver abscess; Bacteremia
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