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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1981;15(1): 67-72.
Campylobacter fetus 패혈증 1예
Campylobacter fetus Septicemia in a Patient with Liver Cirrhosis and Diabetes Mellitus
Bacteremic infection of Campylobacter fetus in man is a rare disease. In October 1980, C. fetus subsp. intestinalis was isolated from blood specimens of a 57-fear-old male with liver cirrhosis and diabetes mellitus. Ascites from the same patient did not show any growth. Clinical status of; the patient and bacteriological characteristics of the isolate were herewith presented. Also presented is a review of our 3 previous cases. 1) All of the 4isolates from the patients of Yonsei Medical Center were C. fetus sutsp. intestinalis. 2) All of the 4 patients were males of 38-year-old or over. They had one or more of underlying diseases such as subacute bacterial endocarditis, colon carcinoma, diabetes mellitus and liver cirrhosis etc. Three out of four patients expired. 3) The patients showed fever of 36,6-38.5。C and WBC count of 3,100-33,900/μ1 with 74-96% segmented neutrophils. 4) The positive cultures were defected after a long incubation of 4-12 days in brain heart infusion, tryptic soy broth or thioglycollate medium. The isolates were susceptible to practically all antibiotics tested.
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