Why are few neutrophils present in the stool of patients with cholera?

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

The enterotoxin acts locally and does not invade the intestinal wall. As a result, few neutrophils are found in the stool.


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