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Helicobacter cinaedi & AIDS

Shintaro Mandai, Yuri Kasagi, Keita Kusaka, Satomi Shikuma, Wataru Akita, Michio Kuwahara
A 48-year-old man with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) was admitted to our hospital with a 5-day history of lower right back pain, high-grade fever, and arthralgia. He was diagnosed with right kidney cyst infection and bacteremia due to Helicobacter cinaedi (H. cinaedi) based on these symptoms, highly elevated CRP (32.25 mg/dL), abdominal magnetic resonance imaging findings, and the identification of H. cinaedi from blood cultures using PCR and sequence analysis of the 16S ribosomal DNA gene...
November 2014: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
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