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Cholera Enterotoxin (Choleragen)

A Historical Perspective
  • Richard A. Finkelstein
Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)

Abstract

Slightly over a century ago, during the period from 1883 to 1885, Robert Koch summarized his masterful studies on the etiology of cholera in a series of reports1–8 which presented the first convincing evidence that a particular distinctive microorganism, which he isolated in pure culture and called “comma-bacillus” (now known as Vibrio cholerae O group 1), was:
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    Consistently present during the disease (chiefly in the intestines and the dejecta of the victims)

     

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Cholera Toxin Vibrio Cholerae Cholera Vibrio Cholera Enterotoxin Rabbit Ileal Loop 
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