A Clinical Study of Vibriosis During 1999 in Al-Mansour Childrens' Teaching Hospital

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ABSTRACT:BACK GROUND:Cholera is an acute infectious disease characterized by profuse watery diarrhea and vomiting.It is caused by Vibrio Cholerae O1and O139 sero-groupOBJECTIVE:To find out clinical variety of the admitted cases of Vibriosis..METHODS:Clinical features of the illness were studied , and fresh stool specimens were sent for culture.The stool is taken in seawater containers to the laboratory where further processing of the stool is done on alkaline peptone and TCBS medium.RESULT:All patients presented with diarrhea and the majority had vomiting ( 65%) , ( 37.5%) of the patients presented with sever dehydration and no patient died during this study .The epidemic mainly caused by Ogawa serotype (75%) , and there was different antibiotic resistance recorded especially for trimethoprim (47.5%) and tetracycline (25%) .CONCLUSION:Nearly all cases in vitro were susceptible to cefotaxime