Campylobacter jejuni bacteremia in a liver cirrhosis patient and review of literature: A case study

Jin Gu Yoon, Saem Na Lee, Hak Jun Hyun, Min Joo Choi, Ji Ho Jeon, Eunju Jung, Seonghui Kang, Jeeyong Kim, Ji Yun Noh, Won Suk Choi, Joon Young Song, Hee Jin Cheong, Woo Joo Kim

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Abstract

Campylobacter infection causes gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain or diarrhea. Occasionally, Campylobacter bacteremia affects immunocompromised patients; however, serious outcomes are known to be rare. Here, we present a case of a patient with Campylobacter bacteremia who had underlying liver cirrhosis. The patient had fever and diarrhea. These symptoms subsided after treatment with cefotaxime. Campylobacter jejuni was isolated in the blood culture after 10 days. In addition, previously reported cases of Campylobacter bacteremia in Asian countries were reviewed with respect to antimicrobial sensitivities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-235
Number of pages6
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Campylobacter
  • Liver Cirrhosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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    Yoon, J. G., Lee, S. N., Hyun, H. J., Choi, M. J., Jeon, J. H., Jung, E., Kang, S., Kim, J., Noh, J. Y., Choi, W. S., Song, J. Y., Cheong, H. J., & Kim, W. J. (2017). Campylobacter jejuni bacteremia in a liver cirrhosis patient and review of literature: A case study. Infection and Chemotherapy, 49(3), 230-235. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2017.49.3.230