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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

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ABBOUD, C.S. et al. Septicemia caused by Vibrio cholerae O1 biotype El Tor, in São Paulo, Brazil. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.2, pp. 300-301. ISSN 1678-4391.

We reported a case of septicemia by Vibrio cholerae O1, in São Paulo, Brazil. A 70-year-old male patient, living in an urban area, entered the emergency service having sepsis, dying 12 hours later. Blood culture was positive for Vibrio cholerae O1. This is the first case of bacteremia by Vibrio cholerae O1 reported in South America.

Keywords : Vibrio cholerae O1; El Tor; septicemia.

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