How does Vibrio (V) cholerae withstand gastric acidity in the digestive system?

Updated: Feb 03, 2021
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
  • Print

To reach the small intestine, however, the organism has to negotiate the normal defense mechanisms of the GI tract. Because the organism is not acid-resistant, it depends on its large inoculum size to withstand gastric acidity.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!