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Two Cases of Campylobacter jejuni Bacteremia from Patients with Diarrhea

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2014 June, Volume 17, Issue 2, pages 69-72.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2014.17.2.69

Two Cases of Campylobacter jejuni Bacteremia from Patients with Diarrhea

Mi-Soon Han, Myungsook Kim, Yangsoon Lee, Dongeun Yong, Kyungwon Lee

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Severance Hospital, Research Institute of Bacterial Resistance, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Campylobacter jejuni commonly causes bacterial enteritis but rarely causes extraintestinal infection including bacteremia. We isolated C. jejuni from the blood culture of a 20-year-old man presenting with fever and headache and also from the blood culture of a 23-year-old man suffering abdominal pain and diarrhea. This organism grew in anaerobic culture, showed curved Gram-negative bacilli by Gram stain, and was identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). (Ann Clin Microbiol 2014;17:69-72)

Keywords

Bacteremia, Campylobacter jejuni, Matrix- assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry