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Abstract - Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus bacteremia in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome: A case report
Hatice Türk Dağı, Ayşe Rüveyda Uğur, Mehmet Dağlı, İnci Tuncer

Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus bacteremia in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome: A case report

Hatice Türk Dağı, Ayşe Rüveyda Uğur, Mehmet Dağlı, İnci Tuncer

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Campylobacter fetus is an important pathogen of extra intestinal infections in patients with immunodeficiency. A case of Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus bacteremia in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome was presented in this study.

A 78-year-old woman with myelodysplastic syndrome was admitted to the emergency due to chest pain and dyspnea. A diagnosis of pneumonia was made, and blood, throat, and urine samples were obtained for microbiological tests. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and piperacillin-tazobactam were empirically initiated. C. fetus subsp. fetus was isolated from blood cultures and clarithromycin was added. The patient responded an overall 21-day antimicrobial treatment. Because repeated blood cultures were negative, and her general condition improved, upon that she was discharged from the hospital.

In conclusion, the incidence of C. fetus infections was low, and case reports are rare in current literature in Turkey. The infections can occur with these bacteria should not be overlooked in the clinical laboratory. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2014; 4(4): 165-167

Key words: Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus, bacteremia, myelodysplastic syndrome.

Hatice Türk Dağı, Ayşe Rüveyda Uğur, Mehmet Dağlı, İnci Tuncer. Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus bacteremia in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome: A case reportJ Microbiol Infect Dis 2014; 4(4): 165-167 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2014.04.0162

 

Volume 04, Number 04 (2014)