A case of cellulitis complicating Campylobacter jejuni subspecies jejuni bacteremia and review of the literature

A. Monselise, D. Blickstein, I. Ostfeld, R. Segal, M. Weinberger*

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Abstract

Infection with Campylobacter species is a predominant cause of food-borne gastroenteritis in the industrialized world. Bacteremia is detected in <1% of patients with diarrhea, mainly in immunocompromised hosts or those in the extremes of age. Reported here is the case of a 78-year-old, immunocompromised male patient with Campylobacter jejuni subsp. jejuni bacteremia complicated by cellulitis. The infection was characterized by a protracted course with several recurrences and refractoriness to multiple antibiotic regimens, responding only to a prolonged course of meropenem treatment. The frequency of cellulitis as reflected in previously reported series of Campylobacter bacteremia and the clinical characteristics of this difficult-to-treat infection are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-721
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

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