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Helicobacter cinaedi and HIV

Ryoichi Ishibashi, Susumu Nakamura, Minoru Takemoto, Chiaki Mukai, Koutaro Yokote
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter cinaedi causes bacteremia without characteristic clinical symptoms and is firstly isolated from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive homosexual men. FINDINGS: Here we describe, for the first time case report, two female patients with diabetes who had H. cinaedi bacteremia. Some cases of H. cinaedi bacteremia may require long-term administration of multiple antibiotics prior to the resolution of infection. CONCLUSIONS: Therefore, these cases indicate that it is important to consider H...
2015: SpringerPlus
Atsuhiko Sugiyama, Masahiro Mori, Naruhiko Ishiwada, Keiichi Himuro, Satoshi Kuwabara
Helicobacter cinaedi, a gram-negative spiral bacillus that inhabits the intestinal tracts of rodents and primates, is associated with gastroenteritis in humans. H. cinaedi infection has been commonly reported in immunocompromised individuals such as human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients, but rarely in immunocompetent individuals. Prior contact with animals has attracted attention as a possible source of H. cinaedi infection. We report a case of meningitis in an immunocompetent 34-year-old woman who had daily contact with a kitten for a month...
January 15, 2014: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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