Campylobacter Enteritis Associated with Recurrent abortions in Agammaglobulinemia

Amos Pines*, Ehud Goldhammer, Josef Bregman, Naomi Kaplinsky, Otto Frankl

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Abstract. Campylobacter enteritis and habitual abortions occurred in a 28‐year‐old patient suffering from agamma‐globulinemia. Campylobacter jejuni has been recently recognized to be a common treatable cause of diarrhea in man. Since bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine is increased in hypo‐ or agammaglobulinemia, Campylobacter is expected to be found in those patients. As this patient's abortions might have been due to the same infection, Campylobacter should be considered in the differential diagnosis of habitual abortions, especially if associated with diarrheal disease. This treatable disease must be sought in every case of agammaglobulinemia and gastro‐intestinal complaints, before complicated diagnostic procedures are performed or potentially toxic drugs are administered. 1983 Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-280
Number of pages2
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1983
Externally publishedYes


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