Case study- Cholera – A 21- year old female working in a rural school suddenly began to pass profuse watery stools …

21/01/2014

CHEMISTRY OF LIPIDS

QUESTION OF THE DAY

A 21- year old female working in a rural school suddenly began to pass profuse watery stools almost continuously. She soon started to vomit, her general condition declined abruptly, and she was rushed to the general hospital. On admission she was cyanotic, skin turgor was poor, blood pressure was 70/50 mm Hg and her pulse was rapid and weak. The doctor on duty diagnosed cholera .The stool sample was taken for culture and the treatment was started immediately.

Which type of lipid is a receptor for cholera toxin in the intestine?

A. GM2 Ganglioside

B.GM1Ganglioside

C. Sphingomyelin

D. Galactocerebroside

E. Phosphatidyl Inositol

cholera

Figure- Vibrio cholerae- cholera causing bacteria

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