Vibrio furnissii, an emerging pathogen causing acute gastroenteritis: a Case Report

Mamatha Ballal, Vignesh Shetty, Sohan Rodney Bangera, Mukhyaprana Prabhu, Shashikiran Umakanth

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Introduction.Vibrio furnissii is a motile, Gram-negative, oxidase-positive, halophilic bacteria first defined in 1977. It is ubiquitously present in marine environments and is one of the 11 non-cholera Vibrio species pathogenic in humans, which can lead to human gastroenteritis and extra-intestinal manifestations. Case presentation. A 73-year-old female patient was admitted to the hospital with acute gastroenteritis after consumption of seafood, which later by microbiological investigations was confirmed as Vibrio furnissii, a member of the family Vibrionaceae. The patient was treated with oral doxycycline and ciprofloxacin. Conclusion.V. furnissii, an emerging pathogen known for quite some time as an aetiological agent responsible, for acute gastroenteritis cases yet to get more clinical attention. Descriptions of putative virulence factors of this pathogen are limited, and in-depth studies on the pathogenesis of V. furnissii need to be established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e005111
JournalJMM Case Reports
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 09-2017


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